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CHARDONNAY

One of the most potential filled grapes

Chardonnay

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, 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.

WHERE IS IT FOUND?
In France and all over the world

FRANCE

Burgundy, Champagne, Jura, Loire Valley, Limoux

MAIN APPELLATIONS 
By type of wine: White and sparkling

Vin blanc chardonnay

Chablis, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Pouilly Fuissé, Corton Charlemagne

SHALL WE TASTE?
In the galss

vin blanc sec à base de Chardonnay

dry whites

Cool climates (Chablis, Switzerland, New Zealand): Lively and mineral wines, supple and fleshy. Mineral (flint, chalk, iodine) and very floral (linden, acacia, honeysuckle, verbena). Complex flavours revealing maturity: notes of brioche, roasted almonds and hazelnuts, butter, honey and vanilla, depending on the vinification in barrels.

Warm climates (Languedoc, California, Chile...): More colourful and richer wines with more opulent aromas (pear, apple, banana...) and exotic fruits (mango, pineapple, citrus fruits...) Fattier in texture, especially if the passage in barrel reveals its vanilla notes. Rich and fleshy wines that are generous.

Champagne, crémant, chardonnay

SPARKLING

Regional Crémants: Loire Valley, Burgundy, Alsace and Jura where it is vinified alone or blended with Savagnin. Grape variety appreciated for the delicacy of its flavours and its natural liveliness prevailing with the bubbles. Combined with Pinot Noir in Burgundy and Chenin in the Loire Valley, it brings the same aromas as in still wine.

Champagne : Combined with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this delicate and demanding grape variety invigorates the cuvées by its minerality. Vinified on its own as a blanc de blancs, these champagnes are fresh, chiseled and of great finesse. With maturity, the aromas evolve towards notes of stewed fruit, gingerbread and quince paste.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS
Chardonnay, present at the table behind lots of masks 

vin blanc sec à base de Chardonnay

dry whites

Cool climates (Chablis, Switzerland, New Zealand): Shellfish, shellfish, sea fish, sushi, sashimi, green vegetables, fresh cheeses.

Warm climates (Languedoc, Chile...): Shellfish and seafood (scallops, lobster, crab, lobster, octopus...), fatty fish with butter sauce, white meats (chicken, veal, pork), fruity and powerful cheeses.

Champagne, crémant, chardonnay

SPARKLING

Regional Crémants and Champagne blanc de blancs: Ideal as an aperitif. Tapas with certain herbs to be preferred: rose berries, basil, coriander, ginger, jasmine, sorrel, rosemary, saffron, sesame.

Accompanies starters based on shellfish, seafood oysters, scallops and river fish (spider crab, caviar, prawns, sea bass, sea bream, salmon) or vegetables (asparagus, avocado, celery, fennel, artichoke). Cheeses: Burrata, fiore sardo, young gouda with cumin, queso manchego, parmesan...

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MORE INFORMATION
Chardonnay's Peculiarities

Very widespread in France, occupying the 2nd position of white grape varieties by surface area, it has conquered the whole world with its formidable capacity to adapt whatever its climate.Chardonnay is truly the star of white wines throughout the world. It is sometimes blended with other grape varieties, but it when pure that it gives its best results, as seen in Burgundy.With its fine flavours and liveliness, this grape variety can deliver the most prestigious of wines. This grape variety likes barrel ageing: you can find woody cuvées aged in barrels, while other cuvées that have not been in contact with wood will open out more on their floral aromas.Pruned to become a wine for cellaring, it is very well suited to ageing in oak barrels and can withstand long maturing once bottled. Depending on the terroirs and winemaking techniques, this grape variety gives rich and very varied aromas, the most characteristic of which are toast, almond, citrus fruit, butter, honey and, in the best conditions, a mineral touch ranging from wet stone to flint.

Elsewhere in the world, having proved its worth, Chardonnay has long been vinified as a single grape variety, to the detriment of the diversification of the cultivation of other grape varieties. A trend that began to reverse itself in the 2000s, to the delight of connoisseurs eager for daring experiments in viticulture and winemaking.

Discovering wine by grape variety, via blind tasting, is an excellent way to approach Chardonnay's multiple facets from its soils and climates. Enjoy!