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.
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