Chardonnay is one of the most well known of all the grape varieties throughout the world. It is one of the main variety used in the elaboration of Champagne and Cremant de Limoux. In The Champagne region, Chardonnay vinified on its own is called "Blanc de Blanc".
The grapes are shiny and golden. Some people would say that Chardonnay’s are among the best white wines, thick and delicate, traditionally dry. Depending on their origin Chardonnay wines can also be aged for several years.
Chardonnay grows in most wine producing countries. Its name is borrowed from a village of the region of Macon.
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