Chardonnay

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Cross between Pinot & Gouais Blanc
Aliases: Aubaine, Beaunois, Gamay Blanc, Melon Blanc...
Grape Color: White
Regions: Though the origins of Chardonnay lie in France’s Burgundy region, the grape is grown worldwide.
Type(s) of the Wine the Grape Produces: Chablis, White Burgundy, Champagne

British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, Chardonnay took its varietal qualities to the next level and ‘virtually became a brand.’

Delicate. Malleable. Neutral. Reflecting on its terroir and its winemakers’ preferences, Chardonnay gained fame from its widespread success in the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. If a painter stares at his blank white canvas with a thousand possibilities of expressing himself to society, winemakers do no differently with Chardonnay. This varietal holds the rare quality of having its flavors mold to the many differences in Read more »

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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • English Sparkling Wine from Gusbourne Estate, Kent, England.  Available ... ... 12% alcohol.....pure Chardonnay.   Frenchies......sorry...competition galore from the U.K!! Read More

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  • Provenzano Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2015

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    A recent Tasting Room selection. Their tasting notes seem pretty accurate to ... certainly a good break from Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blan Read More

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  • I will see if I can find out more - probably from Accolade or Australian Vintage Read More

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  • Ok....it was bought at Tesco, London.    It must be specially prepared for TESCO, England! Read More

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  • AmourThey support the local Adelaide Hills CHeese makersYou have now tasked me ... ... of the Limestone Coast CHardonnay - I think it maybe an export only label but it maybe one I have miss Read More

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  • Concha Y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2014

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    Exceptional wine craftsmanship is in evidence here......Limari Valley, Chile produces great white wine.I love the balanced use of oak.......elegance indeed......This is a well-rounded wine!Nose: complex.....lemon peel, apricots galorePalate: spiceFinish: long and substantial mineral element.CHEERS! Read More

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  • Aussie chardonnay winemakers are also not using as much new oak as previously.One gets good, cheap Aussie chardonnay in London!The 2015 FINEST LIMESTONE COAST is going at 6 pounds! Read More

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  • YOU HAVE IT, dear STEPHEN HARVEY!Let us know about those cheeses and the matching wines! Read More

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  • The 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare was recently announced as the Champagne of the decade for all Champagnes made between 2000 and 2009 by Fine Champagne magazine. Over 1000 Champagnes were tasted throughout 2015 and 2016. The top 100 made it into the final which was held in Reims. The Top 5 was as follows.1) 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare2) 2000 Krug Clos... Read More

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  • AmourAdelaide Hills has made significant advances in the quality of all its wine over the last 5-10 years.  Much has got to do with maturing site and clone selection.The weather gods also play a greater than normal part as the hills do have quite volatile weather and it can rain in the hills but be dry and warm on the plainsThe great part is for... Read More

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  • I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?

    Comment by 1482603Snoother 1482603 1482603 Snoother 1482603


  • What accompaniments do you have with it?

    Comment by 1297081Fazie 1297081 Fazie


  • Hi, We recently tried your idol Chardonnay whilst holidaying in Lara Beach and we fell in love with this tasty yet delicate wine.. could you please tell me if this is sold in the UK? Kind Regards Ony

    Comment by 1141710onyNony 1141710 onyNony


  • Talbott. The Kali Hart is the best value for the dollar today and light in oak. The Sleepy Hollow vineyard is burgundian to me... also a great value

    Comment by 727845ottrad1 727845 ottrad1


  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

    Comment by 861559wildflower 2 861559 wildflower 2


  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

    Comment by 241717Morrilyn Robertson 241717 Morrilyn Robertson


  • Hello All!!! its Beamer! I have just tried a new vintage called Fog Head. from California, Very very tasty!!!! wicked fruit blend, that goes great with chicken! (what i just ate for din din) latley trying new chardonnay's have been pissing me off, in the sense that jackson triggs, gave me an allergic reaction to my eyes!!!!! but this one i...

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  • What does VC mean as the tag for Sterling Chardonnay?

    Comment by 784621novicegb 784621 novicegb


  • I love Chard with oak and even heavy oak. Any suggestions?

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


  • I was told by the salesperson that the Dona Sole Chardonnay has oak. There is no indication on the bottle stating the contents.

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


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