Originating in Burgundy France, chardonnay is now grown in almost every wine region around the world.

The chardonnay grape itself is relatively neutral in flavour, allowing the terroir and the ageing process to play large factors in the wines flavour profile.

Mass market badly made chardonnay in the late 1980s saw a revolt away from over oaked buttery wines, and into new world varietals. However Chardonnay still remains the kids of whites for all true wine connoisseurs.

Chardonnay Grape

World Regions: France (called Chablis), USA California, Australia

Glass: Large white, wide round bowl (small then large red)

Storage Temperature: 10-16 degrees

Serving Temperature: 11 degrees


Flavour Characteristics: Blackberry, Plum, Cherry, Black Currants, Cassis

Acid Level: Low - Medium


Food Match: Pork Lion, Prawns, Fatty Fish

Sauce: Cream, Pesto Butter

Herb Match: Tarragon, Lemongrass, Dill

Dessert: Peaches and Cream

Cheese: Soft Rich, Havarti