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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  • Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s ... Grenache, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay, and Chenin Blanc that comes in a 500ml tallboy can, which is equivalent to over three glasses of wine. It has a refreshing and dry fresh strawberry, watermelon and peach character with hints of guava and mint leaf. It’s a great example ... Read More

    From the article The Last Wines of Summer


  • Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in ... ... ... write off the whites (Chardonnay is making its mark) even though they’re scarce and can require a second mortgage. About a quarter of Navarra’s production is Garnacha based rose so you’ll easily find a bottle to share with friends.                           ... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines in the Shadows


  • VinoVinoApologies did not see your Aussie PostYering Farm is not a Winery I ... the region makes excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Lucien le Moine Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2002

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... expresion of what a good chardonnay should be like Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • After a dry spell, I came back to the supermaket and bought a Viña Casablanca Cefiro Chardonnay 2016. I have of lot of faith in wines from the Casablanca valley. Read More

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  • DIEGO -  I've found that it seems as though sauvignon blanc has made ... while altought inching up, chardonnay seems to have slowed it's progress,  What are your thought Read More

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  • What comes to mind when I say Cava? Perhaps your initial thoughts are ... ... ... Macabeo, and Parellada. Chardonnay is still used by some as a blending grape, and Pinot Noir, along with Garnacha, Trepat, are often used to craft Rosé Cava.Although Cava has set itself apart from Champagne, it has maintained its use of Methode Traditional to in... Read More

    From the article It's Time to Rethink Cava


  • Deux Roches Vire-Clesse Tradition Collovray & Terrier 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Albert Bichot Domaine Long Depaquit 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Quail Oak Chardonnay

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    Love this wine! Read More

    Wine review by Kathy Salazar


  • 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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