What grapes are used to make Chardonnay?

What grapes are used to make Chardonnay?

The Grape That Makes the Wine The grape used to make Chardonnay is a crossbreed between pinot noir and gouais blanc, two white grapes, one from the same place as Chardonnay and the other from Central Europe.

Is a hanger a chardonnay?

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Winery StrapHanger
Region United States / California / Central Coast
Wine style Californian Chardonnay
Allergens Contains sulfites

What is a California style chardonnay?

Chardonnay, the queen of Californian white wine, is a prized grape that readily reflects the nuances of its terroir. Stylistically, California Chardonnay is light and has bright acidity with a full body, and tropical fruit, citrus and oak notes.

Where do the best Chardonnays come from?

The world’s most revered Chardonnays come from Burgundy, the noncontiguous region in eastern France that also produces pricey, prestigious Pinot Noirs known simply as “Burgundy.” Here, Chardonnays go by many names because they’re labeled by geography, not by grape.

What makes a good Chardonnay?

A very ripe Chardonnay will have flavors more towards tropical fruits like pineapple, guava and mango. A barely ripe Chardonnay will have green apple and lemon flavors.

How can you tell if Chardonnay is buttery?

Buttery Chardonnay Oaked Chardonnays are rich, full-bodied and have additional flavors of vanilla, butter and even caramel from the oak. A cool climate, buttery Chardonnay will have more citrus flavors versus a warm climate Chardonnay, which will have more tropical fruit flavors.

Are all California Chardonnays oaked?

In general—but with many exceptions—Chardonnay from certain regions will usually be unoaked (such as Mâcon-Villages and Chablis), while others generally show the influence of new oak (such as California and Australia). But the range of oak influence is broad.