Chardonnay - White
The famous, well yielding, early ripening grape variety for white wine that almost became a synonym for white wine. This adaptable variety is planted in almost every wine region of the world but the great white Burgundy’s like Meursault and Montrachet are still the benchmarks for winemakers all over the world. Most chardonnay’s are matured or fermented and matured in oak. So the taste of chardonnay is sometimes mixed up by the taste of oak. In Chardonnay one will taste and smell peaches, pineapple, melon, butter, toasted bread and nuts. Chardonnay is also famous as a delicate base for sparkling wines and is one of the three varieties used in the most famous sparkling wine Champagne.