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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  • L&c Poitout Vaucoupin Stellaris Chablis Premier Cru 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • I recently appeared on BBC World’s Connecting Commerce, a series ... ... ... grapes, that’s Chardonnay for white and Pinot Noir for red. I was impressed … the wines had a Burgundian style but carried a unique Canadian passport.Over the years I’ve seen winemakers around the world attempt to make ‘Burgundy’ and fall short, eventually realising ... Read More

    From the article Connecting with Canadian Wine


  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... 2011 Chardonnay Quartz Macedon Ranges  |  2 in stock  |  $39.99 Buller, R.L. NV Rutherglen Sparkling Shiraz   |  1 in stock  |  $9.99 Buller, RL NV Rutherglen Calliope Rare Muscat 375ml  |  7 in stock  |  $15.99 Buller, RL NV Rutherglen Calliope Rare Tawny 375ml  |  8 in st... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay 2016

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    Pear, Tropical Fruit, Lemon Meringue Pie, caramel, and oak. Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay 2016

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    Most people love Niagara Falls because it is such a magical place! There is ... the Ravine Sand and Gravel Chardonnay so now its time to tempt you. In the glass, straw colored with a bright yellow rim. Exotic aromas of ripe pear, tropical fruit, apple, and honey. Full bodied across the palate, crisp, and lush. Lively flavors of ripe Bartlett P... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Clotilde Davenne Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • J Vineyards Brut Rose Russian River Valley NV

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    Warm cherry and strawberry aromas, smooth and balanced with floral notes. Zesty and tart citrus notes on the palate with tangerine, lemon and grapefruit notes with fresh strawberries and cream, very warm with baking spices and bold acidity with a bit of earthiness coming through towards the finish, framed with cherry and a faint tannin layering ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Trefethen Family Vineyard 'Oak Knoll' Chardonnay 2016

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    Very heavily oaked. Lots of caramel. Stone fruit. Very much a mouth-filling Chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Agape Spumante Brut di Sante Cantina NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Moniker Chardonnay Mendocino County 2015

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    Vanishing oak and spiced green apple aromas, a touch floral with a note of oat straw. Cool, breezy notes of peach and green apple on the palate, a pleasant acidity and creamy texture finishing with mixed spice, a bit of tart melon and potpourri. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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