One of the most popular grapes in the world, Chardonnay is made in a variety of styles. From lean and sparkling wines to rich and creamy oak wines.
origin Probably Burgundy, France
ancestry Natural crossing of Burgundy x Heunisch
Global Vineyard Area 196,336 Hectares / 4.27%
other names Arboisier, Arnaison blanc, Arnoison, Aubain, Aubaine, Auvergnat blanc, Auvernas, Auvernas blanc, Auvernat blanc, Auxeras, Auxerras blanc, Auxerrois blanc, Auxois, Auxois blanc, Bargeois blanc, Beaunois, Biela Klevanjika, Blanc de Champagne, Blanc de Cramant , Breisgauer Suessling, Breisgauer Sussling, Burgundi Feher, Chablis, Chardenai, Chardenay, Chardenet, Chardennet, Chardonay, Chardonnet, Chatenait, Chatey Petit, Chatte, Chaudenay, Chaudenet, Chaudent, Clävner, Clevner Weiss, Cravner, Epinette, Epinette blanc, Epinette white, Epinette de Champagne, Ericey white, Feher Chardonnay, Feherburgundi, Feinburgunder, Gamay blanc, Gelber Weissburgunder, Gentil blanc, Grosse Bourgogne, Klawner, Klevanjka Biela, Klevner, Lisant, Luisant, Luizannais, Luizant, Luzannois, Maconnais, Maurillon blanc, Melon blanc, Melon D'Arbois, Meroué, Moreau blanc, Morillon blanc, Moulon, Noirien blanc, Obaideh, Petit Chatey, Petit Sainte-Marie, Petite Sainte Marie, Pineau blanc, Pino Sardone, Pino Shardone, P inot Blanc à Cramant, Pinot Blanc Chardonnay, Pinot Chardonnay, Pinot de Bourgogne, Pinot Giallo, Pinot Planc, Plant de Tonnerre, Romere, Romeret, Rouci Bile, Rousseau, Roussot, Ruländer Weiß, Sainte Marie Petite, Sardone, Shardone, Shardonne, Weiß Clevner, Weiß Edler, Weiß Elder, Weiß Klewner, Weiß Silber, Weißedler, Weißer Clevner, Weißer Rulander.
bunch of grapes Medium-dense, round, yellowish-green berries
Blatt Medium sized with few lobes and pentagonal shape.
maturing time mid season
ideal floor Warm, deep soil with chalk and limestone with good water retention.
wine characteristics
Chardonnay is known as a medium-bodied, relatively dry white wine with fresh, crisp notes of pear, lemon zest and apple. When oak is added to the aging process, the above flavors essentially shift with strong notes of butter, vanilla and pineapple.
wine regions
France, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Austria, Greece, Italy, Israel, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine