Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay Wine

Chardonnay is the most known white wine. Chardonnay originally came from Burgundy region of France, where it is named and known as the White Burgundy. Today, Chardonnay has become widely grown in any wine region in the world. Chardonnay is a very versatile wine as it can be simple or regal, even aged for how many years and or consumed immediately. It is also widely used as a component for sparkling wines.

How does Chardonnay taste?

The typical taste of Chardonnay is often described as rich and voluptuous. However, taste of different types of Chardonnay, will vary greatly based on the region it is produced. California and domestic Chardonnays are generally heavier and have a richer flavor than french Chardonnays. Chardonnay wines are usually wider-bodied and more velvety than the other varieties of dry whites, with rich citruses like lemon and grapefruit flavors. Fermenting Chardonnay in new oak barrels adds a buttery character with hints of vanilla, toast, coconut, and toffee.

Food Pairing

Chardonnay is fairly easy for food pairings because of it's availability in an extensive variety of styles with diverse textures, levels of sweetness and even acidity. Chardonnay is the perfect wine to pair with all types of seafood, shellfish and grilled fish. Chardonnay can also be paired with raw seafood as well as with sashimi and sushi. Chicken, veal, and pork are all also good pairings for this varietal. Chardonnay's natural acidity makes it a perfect pairing with a wide array of hard, soft, and even creamy cheeses as well.

Characteristics

FRUIT FLAVORS: Apple, Berries, Lemon, Pear, Jackfruit, Passionfruit, Peach, Pineapple, Fig
OTHERS: Earth, Herb, Spice, Flower, Mineral, etc. Apple Blossom, Lemon Zest, Citrus Peel, Celery leaf, Beeswax, Honeysuckle, Wet Flint rocks, Lemon balm, Saline Solution, Almond, Jasmine, Vanilla Bean,
OAK FLAVORS: Butter, Baked Tart, Caramelized Sugar, Creme Brulee, Coconut, Pie Crust, Dill, Praline, Vanilla

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