Cards of Wine

Chardonnay (France)
"Bourgogne Blanc"

Chardonnay originates from Burgundy in France.

A common name is Bourgogne Blanc or White Burgundy.

Typical Flavors


Citrus
Citrus
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach

Almonds
Almonds
Flowers
Flowers
Honey
Honey
Flint
Flint

Oak Added Flavors


Vanilla
Vanilla
Butter
Butter
Toast
Toast
Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts

Citrus, Apple, Pear, White Peach, White Flowers are typical Chardonnay flavors.

Notes of White Flowers, Honey, and Flinty Minerals.

Profile

Chardonnay is most often full bodied, with good fruit and medium acidity.

SUGARDry
BODYFull
FRUITMedium plus
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Finger Food
Vegetables
Roasted
Vegetables
Pasta
Creamy
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto

Fish
Fish
Salmon
Salmon
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork

Chardonnay is very food friendly.

It pairs well with Creamy or Buttery Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Anything with Creamy or Buttery Sauce.
Pasta in Creamy Sauce. Risotto.
Lobster. Salmon. Tuna. Fish Cakes.
Lobster or Salmon with Drawn Butter.
Chicken. Poultry. Pork.
Roasted Vegetables. Pumpkin. Mushroom. Onion. Garlic.
Dried Fruit. Hazelnuts. Cashew. Pecans. Coconut.

Cheese:
Aged, Salty, or Nutty Cheeses.
Cheddar. Comté. Gruyère. Manchego. Parmigiano. Pecorino.

If You Like Chardonnay

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Rioja White Oaked (Spain)
Roussanne (France)
Sémillon (France)
Viognier (France)

The Ideal Glass

The Montrachet glass is perfect for full-bodied white wines such as:

The wide bowl steers the wine to the sensitive parts of the tongue, ensuring that the acidity creates a harmonious balance with the sweet aromas of aged wines.

The wide bowl allows the full bouquet of aromas to develop, and minimise the risk for it to be over-concentrated.

About Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a village in South Burgundy, and Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape in the world.

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Why so Popular?

Chardonnay is popular for 3 important reasons:

Chardonnay wines have no sharp edges and no high acid content. The grape produces large crops and it is not picky about soil and climate. The fact that the wines are easy to sell, also contributes to the grape's popularity among the wine producers.

Sparkling Chardonnay

Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines, including French Champagne and Italian Franciacorta.

Chardonnay in France

Chardonnay was born in France.

Burgundy is the world's most famous Chardonnay region. The area is a prehistoric (Jurassic) sea, and the taste of seashells in the soil, you can also find in the wines.

Most famous on the light site is Chablis. More floral, milder and rounder, are the editions of Mâcon and Saint-Véran, while Mersault and Montrachet are identified as full bodied Chardonnays.

In France, you often find (only) the name of a region (Chablis, Meursault, Montrachet) on the label of a bottle, not the name Chardonnay.

You are supposed to know the name of the region when you buy a bottle of Chardonnay:

Burgundy Regions: Chablis, Côte de Beaune, Maconnais.

Côte de Beaune Appelations: Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, and Corton-Charlemagne.

Maconnais Appelations: Macon Blanc, St. Veran, Pouilly-Fuissé.