Chardonnay

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Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine.wikipedia
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Burgundy wine

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The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.
The most famous wines produced here—those commonly referred to as "Burgundies"—are dry red wines made from Pinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.

French wine

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The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.
France is the source of many grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah) that are now planted throughout the world, as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries.

Malolactic fermentation

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Wines that have gone through malolactic fermentation tend to have softer acidity and fruit flavors with buttery mouthfeel and hazelnut notes.
The process is standard for most red wine production and common for some white grape varieties such as Chardonnay, where it can impart a "buttery" flavor from diacetyl, a byproduct of the reaction.

Champagne

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Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne and Franciacorta in Italy.
The grapes Pinot noir, Pinot meunier, and Chardonnay are primarily used to produce almost all Champagne, but small amounts of Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Arbane, and Petit Meslier are vinified as well.

Central Coast AVA

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In warmer locations (such as the Adelaide Hills and Mornington Peninsula in Australia and Gisborne and Marlborough region of New Zealand), the flavors become more citrus, peach, and melon, while in very warm locations (such as the Central Coast AVA of California), more fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango come out.
With around 100000 acre planted to wine grapes, Chardonnay accounts for more than half of the total.

Bachet noir

These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
Bachet noir is a traditional French variety of red wine grape that is a sibling of Chardonnay.

Roublot

These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
Roublot is a traditional French variety of white wine grape that is a sibling of Chardonnay.

Beaunoir

These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
Beaunoir is a traditional French variety of red wine grape that is a sibling of Chardonnay.

Franc Noir de la Haute-Saône

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These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
Franc Noir de la Haute-Saône is a traditional French variety of red wine grape that is a sibling of Chardonnay.

Peurion

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These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
Peurion is a traditional French variety of white wine grape that is a sibling of Chardonnay.

Gamay Blanc Gloriod

These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
"Gamay Blanc" was already used as an alternative name for Chardonnay, which is another white grape that looks like Gamay.

New Zealand wine

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The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.
Ironically, many growers used the government grants not to restrict planting, but to swap from these now less economically viable varieties to more fashionable ones, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, using the old root stock.

Ravat blanc

In the 1930s, Chardonnay was crossed with a Seibel grape to create the hybrid grape Ravat blanc.
Ravat blanc is a white hybrid grape variety that is a crossing of Chardonnay and a Seibel grape.

Wine

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Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine.
Some varieties are well-known, such as the Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Riesling.

Mâconnais

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Chardonnay Blanc Musqué is mostly found around the Mâconnais village of Clessé and sometimes confused with the 'Dijon-166' clone planted in South Africa, which yields Muscat-like aromas.
It is best known as a source of good value white wines made from the Chardonnay grape; the wines from Pouilly-Fuissé are particularly sought-after.

Oak (wine)

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The Chardonnay grape itself is neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the wine being derived from such influences as terroir and oak.
Chardonnay is a varietal with very distinct flavor profiles when fermented in oak, which include coconut, cinnamon and cloves notes.

Chablis wine

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The Grand crus of Chablis are planted on hillsides composed of Kimmeridgian marl, limestone, and chalk.
The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates.

Sparkling wine

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Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne and Franciacorta in Italy. In Champagne, it is most often blended with Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier, but is also used to produce single varietal blanc de blancs styles of sparkling wine.
While there are examples of varietal sparkling wines, such as blanc de blancs (white of whites) made from 100% Chardonnay, most sparkling wines are blends of several grape varieties, vineyards and vintages.

Mendoza wine

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New World varieties include the 'Mendoza' clone, which produced some of the early California Chardonnays.
The pink-skinned grapes of Criolla Grande and Cereza account for more than a quarter of all plantings but Malbec is the region's most important planting, followed closely by Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay.

Champagne (wine region)

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Chalk beds are found throughout the Champagne region, and the Côte-d'Or has many areas composed of limestone and clay. In Champagne, it is most often blended with Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier, but is also used to produce single varietal blanc de blancs styles of sparkling wine.
The principal grapes grown in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Pinot Meunier.

Dameron

These "successful" crosses included Chardonnay and siblings such as Aligoté, Aubin vert, Auxerrois, Bachet noir, Beaunoir, Franc Noir de la-Haute-Saône, Gamay Blanc Gloriod, Gamay noir, Melon, Knipperlé, Peurion, Roublot, Sacy, and Dameron.
DNA fingerprinting has shown that it is one of many grapes to be the result of a cross between Gouais blanc (Heunisch) and Pinot, making it a full sibling of famous varieties such as Chardonnay and Aligoté.

Pinot noir

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For much of its history, a connection was assumed between Chardonnay and Pinot noir or Pinot blanc.
Pinot noir is also used in the production of Champagne (usually along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier) and is planted in most of the world's wine-growing regions for use in both still and sparkling wines.

Pinot Meunier

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In Champagne, it is most often blended with Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier, but is also used to produce single varietal blanc de blancs styles of sparkling wine.
Pinot Meunier, also known as Meunier or Schwarzriesling, is a variety of black wine grape most noted for being one of the three main varieties used in the production of Champagne (the other two are the black variety Pinot noir and the white Chardonnay).

Gouais blanc

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Modern DNA fingerprinting research at University of California, Davis, now suggests that Chardonnay is the result of a cross between the Pinot noir and Gouais blanc (Heunisch) grape varieties.
This unique combination of events means that many grape varieties today have Gouais blanc as a parent, the most famous of which is Chardonnay.

South African wine

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In South Africa, for example, regions with stonier, shaley soils and high clay levels tend to produce lower-yielding and more Burgundian-style wine, despite having a discernibly warmer climate than France.
The presence of flying winemakers from abroad brought international influences and focus on well-known varieties such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.