A great affinity for oak barrels
Also called Morillon Blanc or Pinot Chardonnay. Born from the cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais (white grape variety), it enjoys a special position in Burgundy (since it appeared around the 18th century). It is nearly the only variety found in Burgundy white wines, which include the illustrious appellations of Chablis, Meursault, Pouilly Fuissé, Montrachet, Corton Charlemagne. No less prestigious, the Champagne region is composed of nearly 30% Chardonnay, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, or vinified alone (Blanc de Blancs). It thus gives dry white wines, sparkling and rarer sweet white wines.
It has conquered the world thanks to its ability to adapt to all soils and climates, making it the most widely planted quality white grape variety in the world. The terroir imbues itself dramatically in the wine glass and the grape variety produces absolutely remarkable, elegant, light and fine wines with a delicate aroma of lime blossom and toasted almond flavours.