Grape Vari­ety: Chardonnay

Geog­ra­phy: Home is Bur­gundy in France. Also grown in most wine pro­duc­ing coun­tries worldwide.

Viti­cul­ture: Ver­sa­tile in adapt­ing to vary­ing climates.

Varietal/Blend: A fine vari­etal, it is also blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meu­nier to pro­duce Champagne.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: But­tery, lemon fla­vors, some­times nutty fla­vored, often with a strong hint of trop­i­cal fruit.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: Chardon­nay has a strong affin­ity with oak. Age­ing in oak bar­rels adds depth, fla­vor and complexity.

Style: Styles vary from fresh, light unoaked wines pro­duced in cooler regions to rich, trop­i­cal fruit wines from the New World.

Body, Dry/Sweet: Mainly known for pro­duc­ing excel­lent full-bodied wines.

Notes: Prob­a­bly the world’s favorite white grape vari­ety. Also known as, Aubaine, Beaunois and Melon Blanc.