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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  • Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Domaine Grand 2012


    I bought this bottle of wine for £5 from the website ... du Jura appellation. Their chardonnay spent 18 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of smoked fish and salad.It is a dry but not bone-dry wine.There is some melon and peach style fruit and a hint of vbanilla and butter but I felt t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Andre Goichot Chablis Premier Cru Vosgros 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Pinot Blanc 2018


    The 2018 Pinot Blanc (a somewhat underappreciated white clone of Pinot - except ... made in a fashion applied to Chardonnay with gentle oak treatment. The nose is vanilla-infused sweet apple, and the entry, although softer and less dense than a Chard, has sweet water purity. About as good as it gets for this grape in North America. Pair with... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Domaine Patrick Javillier Meursault Clos du Cromin 2017


    Pale yellow color. Lightly fruity nose. Light fruit on the tip of the ... ... ... this is a fairly light Chardonnay. Interesting retronasal sensation under the rear palate suggesting baking spic Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Ca Dei Frati Pratto Benaco Bresciano IGT 2018


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Aimery Blanquette de Limoux Societe des Producteurs de Blanquette de Limoux 1986


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website for ... de ... de Limoux which is made with chardonnay and chenin blanc.The name 'Blanquette'comes from the white down on the vine leaves of the mauzac grape,I started my bottle the other day with a plate of salmon and salad.There were lots of fine bubbles so it was certainly a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Henri Darnat Bourgogne Chardonnay "La Jumalie" 2016


    The to-me-unknown-until now Henri Darnat (Meursault) has produced a smaller version of a Meursault with this AOC Bourgogne Blanc. The oak treatment is reminiscent of Meursault, certainly; there is medium yellow colour, with buttery apple on the nose, followed by a spicy, vanilla entry coated with good apple-like fruit. Density is good at this ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  •  I recently had to have a fair amount of miscellaneous dental work done - ... ... (regular AOC) Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016 from the Meursault commune by Henri Darnat. This stuff was flying off the shelves by the case, so of course, I am curious.  I will try tonight and report back.  Many other great wines on sale - especially over-priced North... Read More

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  • Quilt Chardonnay Napa Valley Chardonnay Napa Valley California


    Nice summer wine. Clean fresh taste Read More

    Wine review by warrendavidking

  • Benjamin Bridge Brut 2011


    This vintage Brut sparkler from Gaspereau River area off the Bay of Fundy ... ... hard work. The wine is 100% Chardonnay, with a very light yellow colour and generous, continuous (beyond 10 minutes) effervescence. Nose is of white toast and vanilla with a hint of McIntosh apple; entry is citric, with sharp Granny Smith apple and more brioche... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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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?

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  • 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...

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