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

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges Laboure-Roi 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £28 from the website ... wines,made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively[though most are red] from the two communes of Nuits Saint Georges and Preneaux-Prissy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 41 Premier Cru although my bottle is only a village level wine from the negociant house of Laboure-Roi. I starte... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • What is the yield of the raw juice in terms of Hectolitres per Hectare

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  • Gerard Bertrand Narbo Martius Chardonnay Coteaux de Narbonne 2017

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 1987

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £6 from the www.bidforwine.c.uk website.The ... dry white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 40 communes around the village of that name about 10 miles east of the small town of Auxerre in northern Burgundy.There are 7 grand cru and 40 premier cru vineyards and Montee de Tonnerre is a premier cru. I starte... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bouvet-Ladubay Saumur Zero Extra Brut 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Monthelie Premier Cru Clos Gauthey Philippe Pacalet 2015

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  • Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune Blanc 2014

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    No written review

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  • Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Monthélie 1995

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £17 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk ... ... wines,made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively,from the small commune of that name on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.The commune has no grand cru vineyards and 15 premier cru but my bottle is a village level wine from the large and well-known negociant house of B... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I did a short review of Kendall Jackson Grande Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Vintage a few nights ago....awesome wine, and was the only one I found on the shelf....the rest was all 2017 so though what the heck....lets buy this!  Still had another year or two of aging that could have happened, but a little gem I had found nonetheless. Tonight its a che... Read More

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  • Sarl Jean Collet Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2017

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    A new tasting, but M. Collet does not disappoint with this Vaillons: the light, dilute apple juice yellow colour invites, as does the bouquet of fresh-cut McIntosh Apple, light ginger, vanilla and gun metal. The entry is smooth, with a hint of caramel, and some pear and apple. Not steely dry... there is some sweetness and a hint of oak treatme... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Grand Reserve California 2012

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    Pours a honey lemon color....showing its age with the lovely deepening of shade.....nice and clear, and perhaps a touch of chill hazing going on. The aromas are of lush tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, muted banana), baked orchard fruits (pear/apple), buttery notes and smooth vanilla oak. Flavors that are superior, with gentle cooked buttere... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


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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?

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

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  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

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