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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  • Yes a littleMainly Central Otago and Martinborough PinotsHawkes Bay has a ... ... ... also produce some good chardonnayI have toured Marlborough twice as part of my work for Pernod and it is a quite beautiful region to visitThey do actually make some excellent top end Sav Blanc in the Sancere and Fume Styles with some oak treatment but sadly ... Read More

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  • Simi Winery Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014

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    Good - pineapple, vanilla, green apple with juicy acidity - good daily drinker. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I have a couple Camerons from 2011, Clos Electrique that is...curious to try his Nebbiolo and Chardonnay as well. Interesting about the Selosse, will have to look in to that! Read More

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  • The second day (Thursday) was to be full of fun and excitement.  We did ... bought two bottles here, the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Franc.  The Cabernet Sauvignon was nothing to write home about.Oh, breakfast at our Bed & Breakfast Inn was very tasty and a good way to start off the day.  The place is near a corner with lots of road noise thou... Read More

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  • Henri de Villars 'La Forgeotte' Coteaux du Lyonnais 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a stand at last month's London ... ... are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the City of Lyon and the foothills of the Massif Central to the west.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken thighs cooked in bacon.The wine is a dark red colour and ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Sandra and I needed to head down south to Charlottesville, Virginia this week to attend a Louis Black comic performance at the Paramont Theater.  Louis wasn't playing closer to us in Washington DC like he usually does, so we figured why not go down there and make it a Bed & Breakfast trip with some wine tasting tossed in.  And thus it was to be.... Read More

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  • CHEERS STEPHEN HARVEY!Do you ever drink NZ Wines? Read More

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  • Drank a 10 year DeLoach Heritage Chardonnay that I didn't remember having. For that level - entry at best - it remained surprisingly fruity and though a little torn it is  satisfying still.  Luck of the draw I guess. Read More

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  • Domaine la Soufrandise Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Marie 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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