Chardonnay Wine

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Chardonnay is made in the United States, Chile, Australia, Burgundy, and South Africa. This grape variety grows in a number of different regions, lending it a variety of flavors and styles. Expect to pay a range of prices for any particular Chardonnay, and expect its varieties to pair well with a wide range of foods.

Chardonnay is the number one white wine sold in the United States, and the production of it climbs in popularity, growing to be the top dry white wine preferred by wine enthusiasts. The wine is considered to be a low-maintenance variety. This means the green colored grapes grow in many different climates and contributing to its high yielding productions throughout the world. These yields translate to be millions of Chardonnay bottles of wine.

This yield is also what makes it possible to purchase a quality Chardonnay wine for about $15. When you see Bourgogne Blanc and Chablis wines for sale, these are the wines, which are produced in Burgundy, Chardonnay’s true home in the world.

Flavor Profiles:

Chardonnay wines have a wide range of different flavors from those which have hints of butter, to those which are richer in oak tastes. Fruit flavors include apple, melon, citrus and pear. You can even find some Chardonnay’s exude tropical fruit flavors.

Chardonnay wine

Food Pairings:

Chardonnay pairs perfectly with chicken, seafood and pork. Recipes containing creams and butters are also complemented nicely with Chardonnay. Un-oaked flavored Chardonnays go nicely with guacamole or curry, and enhance garlic in salads or on grilled shrimp.

Take note that buttery flavored Chardonnays also undergo malolactic fermenting. This brings out a diacetyl compound which evokes the scent of microwave buttered popcorn which is pleasing to anyone who craves the stronger buttered flavors in this wine.

Chardonnay has lots of versatility and is found in many regions. This contributes to its wide flavor ranges, and helps make it an affordable, enjoyable wine for meals or tastings. Just about anyone, not just a wine enthusiast can appreciate the flavors of this dry, easy-to-drink wine.

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