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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  • Franciscan Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014

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    Unchanged. Aromatic, ripely fruity and overoaked. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Domaine de Duc de Magenta Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot Monoploe Clos de la Chapelle Louis Jadot Magenta Blanc 1988

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website.In ... ... and more flavoursome chardonnays for less mon Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chile is one of the oldest and most productive wine regions in the New World, ... ... To produce high quality Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that are truly expressive of place. Below I share my findings.Leyda ValleyLocated in Acongagua within the San Antonio Valley, Leyda is cooled by morning fog and strong afternoon winds. Undurraga winemaker a... Read More

    From the article Chile's Terroir-Driven Wines Are Shifting the Narrative


  • Château Morrisette Chardonnay Virginia 2001

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    Wine review by Mark Ap02


  • Bernard-Massard Brut Cuvee de l'Ecusson

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    Wine review by JuliaOso


  • Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros California Chardonnay Chardonnay 2009

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    Wine review by WineyChrissy


  • La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2005

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    Wine review by WineyChrissy


  • Les Vignerons des Grandes Vignes Mâcon-Villages 2015

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    She said it was fine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Just got back from a wine-centric trip to Paso Robles and Monterey ... vines ... vines and pushing Pinot and Chardonnay awfully hard.  For some reason the Pinots are just not lining up with my palate. They're not the rich ripe black cherry of Russian River, nor are they the leaner, crisper bright red cherry of Willamette. Often times I'm getti... Read More

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  • La Manufacture Chablis Premier Cru Vau Ligneau Benjamin Laroche 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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...

    Comment by 782313beamer 782313 beamer


  • 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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