Still or Sparkling,Skin contact or none,wood or no wood,barrel fermentation,malolactic fermentation???
Love or hate it,Chardonnay is the most popular white grape variety of the world.It originated in the Burgundy wine region of France however is now grown where ever wine is produced,form Turkey to the New Zeland..
Chardonnay is a malleable grape,able to produce myriad style of wine,from crispy and mineral to fat and fruity.Some Chardonnay wines are lightly and flinty with notes apple others are full-bodied with characteristic of buttery,caremel and vanilla and nuts.
Beyond Burgundy and Champagne region,Chardonnay is a major grape variety of the New World countries especially America,California.
The Americas both north and south avid player in the Chardonnay area,the best of the breed still come from California Carneros,Napa,Sonoma,Russian River Valley,Santa Ynez's Santa Rita Hills and Anderson Valley
Cool climates Chardonnay such as Carneros region gives citrus and apple aromas on the nose therefore warmer regions Chardonnay such as Central coast gives tropical and buttery.on the other hand North Pacific regions coast has good example for slightly less body than Californian Chardonnay..
Australia is producing some of the finest Chardonnay anywhere,ranging from the rich oaky style of the Hunter Valley to the crisper,Western Australia's Margaret River,Adelaide hills of South Australia and Tasmania growing Chardonnay as well
New Zealand's Gisborne Region on the northeast edge on island's and oldest region that cultivated softly aromatic.dried herbs Chardonnay.Millton Winery is top producer of the region.
Auckland,Hawke's Bay,Martinborough,Marlborough,Nelson,Central Otago aslo growing Chardonnay grape variety
Chardonnays gives Chablis style in the Casablanca Chile Region,cool Climates,ocean breeze making crisp Chardonnay in Chile.Casablanca region major player for Chardonnay
Argentina has a higher altitude and kind of similar styles Casablanca Chardonnay,Major regions for Chardonnay Uco Valley
South Africa's Stellenbosch and Paarl--Countries and regions considered young and emerging stars in Chardonnay whose wines are getting better with each vintage