Chardonnay (pronounced: [ʃaʁ.dɔ.nɛ]) is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy entry into the international wine market.The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors.
Posts about Chardonnay
  • December to Remember: Wine Round Up

    …. Pascual Toso Brut NV – notes of apple, baked bread and tropical fruit made this a very drinkable and nice sparking option. White Wines 2012 Trapiche Torrentes – notes of honeydew melon, tropical fruit and white jasmine made this a wonderful blend that was a favorite of the group. 2012 Rutini Encuentro Chardonnay – this was a rich wine…

    Dallas Wine Chick- 3 readers -
  • Where Are The Oldest Wineries Located?

    … of which were owned by King Henry the 8th. The echos of this era can be seen around London in areas such as Vine Street and The Vineyards. Wine From England: It’s cold, wet and gray in England and many crops fail to ripen. Cool climate varieties like Madeline Angevine, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are popular, although some wineries keep trying Cabernet…

    Treasure Valley Wine Society- 3 readers -
  • You’re going to love these French white wines

    … notable area of Vouvray. Vouvray is production central for world class Chenin Blanc grapes. And unlike the domestic illustration of Chenin Blanc (that is almost always sweet and one dimensional) Vouvray offers “across the board” stylistic interpretations of the wine. It is a range that goes from sweet to demi-sec to nearly bone dry. One of my…

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?- 5 readers -
  • "Shadows in the Vineyard": An Act of Terror on Terroir

    … as that of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, commonly known as just "DRC." The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced there sell for thousands of dollars per bottle. Potter's tale revolves around the Grand Monsieur of DRC, Aubert de Villaine, a vigneron who has devoted most of his life to the famed vineyard. While de Villaine is one of the wealthiest men in France…

    Randy Smith/ The Wine Write- 3 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 22, 2014

    … A- >>find this wine<< 09 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec (Mendoza): Brambly, licorice-filled, topped with mint, and reveling in its sense of power. $30 B+ >>find this wine<< 13 Bayten Chardonnay (Constantia): It puts the lime in the coconut, and then serves you homemade butterscotch cookies for dessert. $20 B…

    1 Wine Dude- 3 readers -
  • Wines of Dotson-Cervantes

    … Wines of Dotson-Cervantes is located in Pontotoc and is owned by Alphonse Dotson and Martha Cervantes. The winery opened November, 2014. We have met Alphonse and Martha a few times over the years including the last time we were in Pontotoc and at the time the winery was just being remodeled from a historic…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Which Wine Pairings for turkey, fruitcake or cheese?

    … happens in the bottle, that’s where the bubbles get trapped. That’s what they do in Champagne. We also use a lot of the same grapes. Sometimes they’re identical. It’s usually a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. … “Another option is a sparkling wine from New Zealand. Again, the method is the same. The grapes may differ…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 4 readers -
  • Ruppert-Leroy (Champagne)

    … ofGrancey-sur-Ource which is already in the Burgundy region. The domaine is farmed organic and biodynamic, and for a couple of years it has been making its Champagne wines without any added SO2 from A to Z. 40-year-old parcel of chardonnay on slope (Martin Fontaine) The vines stand very low against the ground in Champagne, possibly to help the fruit…

    Wine Terroirsin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • South African winery Swartland sold to Chinese investor

    … annually from its based just outside of Malmesbury. It sources grapes from growers spread across an area of 3,600ha. It has a broad portfolio, from entry level varietal wines, including Merlot, Carbernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, under the Lion's Hill brand to its limited release Bush Vines collection. Swartland Winery already exports around 55…

    Decanterin Merlot Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • 2013 Thackrey La Pleiade

    …The second edition of the Thackrey populist White carries no vintage, but is merely called "II"... its similar in French theme and style to the first edition but appears to be predominantly Chardonnay and related varietals where the first wine was clearly a Viognier blend... that wine was like drinking perfume drizzled over rocks, an experience…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 2 readers -
  • My Top 10 Wine Experiences of 2014

    … Nuits, an immense task. From this immense task I was inspired by several Californians to explore in-depth the so-called “new California” movement, which proved to be an enlightening experience demonstrating the massive diversity of California wine and the exciting directions in which it is being taken. In the fall came great fortune…

    Just Grapes- 3 readers -
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