Chardonnay is the most widely grown white wine grape variety in the world. Depending on where it is grown and the vinification method, it offers a wide range of styles and flavors.
Across the globe just about every vineyard and country produces this delicious grape. The roots of this grape can be traced to the Burgundy wine region in France and has been enjoyed for centuries. Though Chardonnay grapes appear in a wide range of countries, Chardonnay produced in Burgundy and California Chardonnay tend to be some of the most popular.
This varietal turns out to have a great range of flavors as well. In cooler climates, Chardonnay turns out to taste of lighter flavors such as apple, lemon zest, and grapefruit. In the warmer climates, it turns out to be heavier fruit flavors such as peach, pineapple, as well as melon. Chardonnay has gained popularity in the United States and became known for its' oaky and buttery flavor pairing well with fish and chicken. Another key factor to Chardonnay is its' versatility in wine making. It is often used in making manySparkling Wines.