Chardonnay is planted almost everywhere in the world and for a reason. It blends beautifully with our other white varieties and provides a great base with its limestone loving acidity and smooth yellow fruit.
Chardonnay originates from Burgundy, France, where it's the protagonist of some of the world's most expensive and greatest white wines. It's also one of the three main grapes behind Champagne and used alone or in blends in practically every wine region across the globe.
Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, sparkling Blanc de Blancs Champagnes to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. It adapts to and expresses its terroir well and has a particular beautiful expression in soils rich on limestone that helps it retain plenty of refreshing acidity to balance its sometime ripe and rich fruit in warmer climates like ours.