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

  • Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais-Villages Blanc 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.vinatis.co.uk for ... Blanc is made of the chardonnay grape but is not common partly because some communes in Beaujolais have regulations restricting the proportion of white grapes allowed and partly because the Maconnais appellations overlap northern Beaujolais and many producers regard them as... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • If you haven't had wines from Romania, you’re missing out. Big time!I ... the whites, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Aligoté, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Riesling Italico - (or Italian Riesling - called Welschriesling in Germany), and Viognier. Rosé wines seem to be very popular in Romania these days (like they are also popular here in ... Read More

    From the article A Trip through the Wines of Romania


  • Franck Decrenisse Coteaux du Lyonnais les Vieilles Vignes 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop on the Isle of Wight ... ... wines made of the gamay and chardonnay grape from 49 communes between the City of Lyon and the foothills of the Massif Central to the west.Franck Decrenisse is a small producer in this area. My bottle is a red wine made from 60 year old gamay vines. I started it last... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • St. Francis Chardonnay 2017

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    Lovely and crisp for a chardonnay without trying so hard to add particular flavors that come off fake.I actually tried this at Sip 'n Paint (The Wine Cellar at the Rio in Las Vegas). Read More

    Wine review by donealrice


  • Francois d'Allaines Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Chardonnay 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £9. ... ... but I have had fruitier chardonnay wines and my overall impresion is of a quite mineral or bland wine. However it did go well with my fi Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • One of my goals for 2019 was to read more of wine books. It's a resolution ... familiar with Cabernet and Chardonnay, but they were chosen because of their ability to resist tropical vine diseases and thrive in the warm, moist climate. Sababay Winery opened its doors (overlooking Saba Bay) in 2012, its website going live at 7 am on July 7th of... Read More

    From the article Yep, there's great wine in Bali.


  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon Arthur 2015

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    Somewhat more spring water on the palate, with cake spice and vanilla - with a bit thinner backbone than the 2016 at this point (April 2019), but alive; with a sweet sugary vanilla nose, and spiritus flavour dominating entry. A fine wine - if you want spice, spring water purity. 91. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Which western?  I rather liked Warlock (1959) with Fonda, Richard Widmark, ... trend with a Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2016, which did the job, so to speak. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Belgravia ... of the USA.and made of the chardonnay grape.I started it last night with my supper of tuna salad.It is a dry wine and there is plenty of a melon.peach and apricot fruit with some citrus on the finish. It is certainly not blan Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Windracer Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2014

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    Wine review by warrendavidking


  • Gökkuşağı Açılış Organizasyonu Açılış Organizasyonu, Kına ve Sünnette İstanbul organizasyon firması Sünnet, kokteyl ve açılış organizasyonudenildiğinde profesyonel organizasyon şirketi Gökkuşağı Organizasyon akıllara gelir. Bireysel veya kurumsal organizasyonun masa sandalye kiralamave host hizmetleri gibi tüm ihtiyaçlarını uzmanlıkla karşılaya...

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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...

    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


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