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Chardonnay grape variety
Excellent wines can be made from Chardonnay grapes. The grape is resistant to bad weather and is quite resistant. The grape is full of flavor and soft. This makes the Chardonnay a very popular fruit with both lovers of good wines and winegrowers.
Origin in Burgundy
Chardonnay is inextricably linked to the Bourgogne region in France. Here the vines thrive best. The largest and most famous white wines are produced in this region.
According to most connoisseurs, the best chardonnay is Puligny, Chassagne & Batard Montrachet. However, the most famous is the Chablis . This white wine comes from the village of Chablis in northwestern Burgundy. The special thing about this white wine compared to other chardonnay wines is the mineral character, which is caused by the kimmeridge soil on which the vines are planted.
If you see 'blanc de blancs' on the Champagne bottles, you know that this champagne consists of 100% chardonnay grape.
The Chardonnay grape variety has one major advantage over other grape varieties: it has a very good adaptability when it comes to soil and climate (terroir). As a result, the chardonnay can be found in different climates and continents. The 'New World' nowadays also has a wide range of chardonnay wines whereCalifornia , South America and Australia stand out in terms of production.
Wood or steel
A Chardonnay thrives on wood. Not all grape varieties can handle this ripening process well. The wood adds nice aromas and does a lot to the structure of the wine. The Chardonnay, unlike many other wines, is very resistant to these extras. The wine becomes full and complex in taste.