a white wine grape.
dry white Chablis-type table wine made from Chardonnay grapes.
One of the most popular white grape varieties in America and throughout the New World, as well as the white grape of the Burgundy region of France. Very easy to enjoy thanks to its full, round body and buttery, appley flavors laced with toastiness (the latter comes from the oakbarrels used in the making of most chardonnays).
Dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes. Arguably the best and most widely planted white wine grape in the world.
(shar-doh-NAY): One of the world's most well known and noble white grape varieties that produces possibly the most popular medium to full-bodied white wines. Varies widely in style from crisp lemon-lime-mineral flavours to rich, oaky, buttery wines. Apple and green apple aromas are classic although vanilla and tropical often show up, especially in U.S. and Australian Chardonnays.
A white grape variety used in making white wine of the same name. The flavors found in Chardonnay include apple, peach, citrus, and (with the introduction of oak) smoke and vanilla.
Excellent white wine grape, used in Burgundy and Champagne; also grown in California and, to a small degree, in New York State for some of this country's best white wines.
A dry white table wine of Chablis type
A variety of vinifera that is used in making white wine. Chardonnay wines are extremely popular, and extremely varied in flavor. Flavors that can be found in Chardonnay include apple, peach, citrus, smoke, vanilla, and oak. (These last three flavors result from oak treatment, which is extremely common for Chardonnay.)
(aka Feinburgunder and Morillon in Austria). This variety is the best-known white-wine producer grown in France and known to be one of the recently determined (1999) 16 possible direct descendants of the original ancestral Pinot cepage x Gouais Blanc anci
(Shar-doe-nay) - One of the world's most well-known white wine grapes. Originated in Burgundy, where many argue that it still reaches its pinnacle, but widely planted in the U.S., Australia and all over the world. In modern times, "Chardonnay" has become almost synonymous in the mass market with a generic "glass of white wine." Apple and green-apple aromas are the classic descriptor, although tropical fruit and pineapple show up commonly, especially in American and Australian Chardonnays, and when aged in oak -- as New World Chardonnays often are -- it may add the vanilla, spice and tropical fruit flavors typical of oak.
This grape is the best-known white wine grape grown in France and is more correctly known as the same Pinot Chardonnay grape widely grown in the Champagne region. The Chardonnay is also widely planted in the Burgundy and Chablis regions. There, as in the cooler regions of North America and California, the wine made from it is often aged in small oak barrels to produce strong flavors and aromas. Possessing a fruity character - (e.g: Apple, lemon, citrus), subsequent barrel-influenced flavors include "oak", "vanilla", and malo-lactic fermentation imparted "creamy- buttery" components. Australia and New Zealand have succeeded in producing world-class wines from this grape in recent years by using cold fermentation methods that result in a desired "flinty" taste in the dry versions.
(Char-don-nee) A white grape, considered by many to be the world's finest. It is quite lovely when paired with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
a dry white wine, often served with fowl and seafood
A popular white grape used in white wine production. Has hugh production levels in Australia, America, New Zealand and South Africa. Pronounced 'shar-don-ay'.
Popular white grape variety - produces some full bodied wines . Often aged in Oak full depth of flavour
A popular white grape variety in the United States. Chardonnay has a full, round, body and buttery, apple flavors mixed with toastiness.
Anyone who has had even the briefest exposure to wine has heard of Chardonnay. Chardonnay clearly produces the finest white wines in California -- the best are rich, full with much tropical fruit and oak. The grape is also responsible for some of the grea
( shar-doh-nay) is a white grape variety that is widely planted around the world and can produce fine wine.
white grape variety which accounts for almost all white wine production in Burgundy.
Chardonnay is a white wine which can range from clean and crisp with a hint of varietal flavor to rich and complex oak-aged wines. Chardonnay typically balances fruit, acidity and texture.
(pee-noe shar-doe-nay) classic white wine grape of Burgundy - Pinot name has been dropped
Primary white wine grape grown in Burgundy including Chablis and in the Champagne region of France. Also widely planted around the world (California, Australia, even parts of northern Italy). A classic variety that once made long-lived wines, now mainly shorter term.
A type of wine, one of the "noble" white varietals.
This noble grape is grown in many wine regions around the world. It is responsible for the great white wines from the Burgundy region of France. Chardonnay ranges from medium to full-bodied and is frequently aged in oak barrels to enhance its flavor.
(shar-doh-nay) One of the most popular and important white grapes in the world. It is at home in the Burgundy region of France, and found throughout the New World. When first aged in oak, Chardonnay is one of the few white wines that improve with bottle aging.
Also known as Pinot Chardonnay grape widely grown in the Champagne region. Planted in Burgundy and Chablis regions of France as well as Australia, Chile, California and Washington. In cooler climates, the wine made from it is often aged in small oak barrels producing wines with hitns of tropical fruits, smoky overtones and crisp acidity.
a white grape variety. The white wine darling of the wine world. Widely planted and fairly successful in many areas of the world. Varies widely in style from the crisp lemon-lime-mineral flavors of classic Chablis to rich, oaky, buttery wines from California, Australia and other areas of the "new world."
The wine from the Chardonnay grape, which is grown chiefly in France and California. This is one of the grapes used in making fine French champagnes and white burgundies.
The world's most popular white varietal, and the one which loses itself completely to the wine making techniques it undergoes. Montrachet, Macon, and Blanc de Blancs champagne are all made of chardonnay, as are the millions of bottles of varietally labeled product from Australia, the Americas, and other parts. If you like chardonnay because it is oaky and buttery, you may not enjoy the leaner, more minerally versions from France. And if you like Chablis, you may not like a typical, oaky, buttery Australian or Californian chardonnay. If you are not a fan of big, fat, unctuous, round, buttery versions, look for Australian bottles that say "unoaked, " try the less expensive white burgundies, and ask your merchant or sommelier to make some recommendations. There is a chardonnay to please every palate and budget. Try a Monterey County chardonnay and Cracked Crab.
Chardonnay are among the very finest of all the white wine grapes. The grapes have an unmistakable class and an appealing balance of fruit, acidity and texture. Some tasters associate Chardonnay with apples, ripe figs, and melons, while some others describe the wines as creamy or buttery. Winemakers play a particularly important role in the style of the Chardonnay, which can range from clean, crisp bottlings with a hint of varietal fruit to rich, complex, oak-aged examples that need several years to bottle age to fully display their character. Chardonnay grapes are also used to produce fine sparkling wines.