It is grown across the globe and makes some of the most expensive white wines in the world. What is it about Chardonnay?
What is it famous for?
Chardonnay is a globally popular grape which shows up on almost every wine list and supermarket shelf – so it is a good grape to focus on. It is responsible for some of the world’s most expensive white wines: French labels such as Montrachet and Meursault; but also some of the most down-to-earth such as Australia’s Yellow Tail.
Chardonnay is responsible for some of the world’s most expensive white wines.
Where does it grow?
Its “spiritual” home is France’s Burgundy region (which includes Chablis) but it is grown to good effect everywhere from California to Cape Town.
It is also by far the most-planted white grape of the Champagne region.
What does it taste like?
It can be made into many styles from crisp and delicate (Chablis) to rich, oaked and creamy (Napa Valley).
Can be made into many styles from crisp and delicate to rich, oaked and creamy.
Tastes great with:
Fish, chicken, vegetarian dishes – especially anything with a creamy sauce.
If you like Chardonnay, you might like…
- Southern Rhône Whites