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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  • 2016 Prosper Maufoux Bourgogne, France Chardonnay 2016


    pleasant across the palate, while a stitch dry at the end of taste, this causes one to want more. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • You are quite right; I neither lost nor gained as the virtual reality was not ... was not ... blossom-infused Chardonnay... an acquired taste, but still highly worthy, I grant you).  They come by this naturally - with so much good wine to choose from grown within the borders of the Unite States.  Of course, California also has an over-supply ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...

  • Carlo Rossi Chardonnay California NV


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay au Champ Salomon 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Santenay Premier Cru Vaucher Pere et Fils 1986


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website for ... red] made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively in the communes of Santenay and Remigny at the southern end of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 12 Premier Cru.My bottles are from a negociant house in this area.I started the ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • A commune in the Cote d’Or, ten kilometers from Beaune, lies ... ... ... it’s hallowed for Chardonnay.This is a place where terroir reigns supreme. Complex soils weave together like a tapestry, with limestone, especially on the slopes, playing a leading role. The climate is continental - warm, dry summers and cool winters. Fog and hail loom a... Read More

    From the article The Greatest White Wines In The World

  • One of the few real bargains left in France are found in the southern Rhone and Bouche du Rhône and fall under the appellation Cotes du Rhône and Cotes du Rhône-Villages.  These wines are delicious whether red or white, and are still affordable at good price to quality ratios.  Their copies in Australia, South Africa, Australia and North America... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...

  • Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2016


    This is a fine, cool climate Chard with gentle, acidic apple aromas; entry is very slightly oaky, but with more vanilla than wood hardness, with a lot of spice on the mid-palate. Finish is medium long with more ginger spice, pear and Granny Smith or Bramley cooking apple (UK). Neutral compared to warmer climate Chard, but well made and typical ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Prisse 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Marques de Gelida Brut Gran Reserva Cava Sparkling Wine 2013


    Gift from Anne/Andy 11/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • 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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