Chardonnay originates in the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region of eastern France, but it grows all over the world, in nearly every region where wine is produced.

Where is Chardonnay From?

In Cool Climates: In climates such as Burgundy, Oregon, or New Zealand, you’ll find citrus and apples to stone fruits (peach, apricot, pear) and more crisp flavors.

What Does Chardonnay Taste Like?

In Warmer Climates: Climates such as California or Chile, you’ll find more ripe and tropical flavors (think banana, pineapple, guava, mango).

What Does Chardonnay Taste Like?

Fermenting or Aging in Oak: This  gives a wine tannins and structure, and also flavors, which will result in wines that can display flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, smoke.

What Does Chardonnay Taste Like?

Lighter styles (unoaked or Chablis style) are a good match for some seafood, cheese, salads, chicken, pork.

What to Pair with Chardonnay?

Oaked and full-bodied versions can pair well with creamy meals (like cream-based pastas), grilled or smoked meats, or other rich foods.

What to Pair with Chardonnay?

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