A brief history of Chardonnay
Chardonnay is a grape variety used for making white wine. It is a very popular grape variety because it makes it possible to produce great wines of all types: dry, syrupy, sparkling, etc.
It gives a wine with a very balanced structure between alcohol and acidity. Chardonnay is an extraordinary grape variety, because it expresses a very different personality from one terroir and from one region to another. In the northern regions, it gives a lively and elegant wine, while in the sunnier regions it gives a supple and balanced wine.
Chardonnay expresses an aromatic palette which is again incredibly varied depending on the terroir, ranging from aromas of flowers (hawthorn, acacia, etc.), fruits (pear, pineapple, mango, etc.), dried fruits (hazelnut, grilled almond, ...), ferments (butter, toast, brioche, ...), or even spices..
Chardonnay is a grape variety that is said to originate from Burgundy. It is also one of these favorite regions, although it is one of the most cultivated grape varieties in the world. It is indeed the only white grape variety in Burgundy, known in particular for its famous appellations (Chablis, Montrachet, etc.). Champagne is also a terroir of adoption of Chardonnay for the production of Champagne "blancs de blancs". In France, it is also found in the vineyards of the Jura, Savoie, Languedoc, in the South-West and the Loire.