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The best-known grape variety of them all, originating in Burgundy and Champagne, it is very versatile with its ability to make a number of wine styles in many locations.
Chardonnay is the grape behind the white wines of Chablis, Mersault, Pouilly-Fuissé and Montrachet whilst Blanc de blancs is Champagne made from pure Chardonnay.
With Chardonnay now being grown across the globe the fruits flavour tones have changed from those of its native France with less of its characteristic citrus flavour to more full bodied fruits associated with hotter climates. Australia, New Zealand, California and South Africa all make excellent Chardonnay.
Recommended Producers Montrachet