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Chardonnay

  • Grape
  • shar-dun-nay

One of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, sparkling Blanc de Blancs to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak.

Primary Flavors

  • Yellow Apple

  • Starfruit

  • Pineapple

  • Vanilla

  • Butter

Taste Profile

  • Dry
  • Medium Body
  • Low/None Tannin
  • Medium Acidity
  • 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold
    45–55°F / 7–13°C
  • Glass TypeAroma Collector
  • Decant No
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $34.00

Food Pairing

Chardonnay wine pairs excellently with Brie-style cheeses.

Keep spice and flavor intensity low while accentuating creamy, buttery flavors and textures. This is a wine worthy of lobster.

Oaked Chardonnay

Higher-end wines from California, Burgundy, and Australia (among others)

Bolder Chardonnay wines call for crab cakes, linguini vongole (clams), halibut, or even pork tenderloin with apples. For vegetarians, lean towards rich or starchy vegetables like corn, pumpkin, or squash. Also, mushrooms are a must!

Unoaked Chardonnay

Chablis and entry-level wines from Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France.

The lean, no oak style of Chardonnay are great with raw seafood like oysters, sushi, sautéed fish, pâté, Chicken Piccata, vegetable risotto, or moules frites! The crispness, minerality, and delicate flavors crave crisp, delicate foods.

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