The Most Famous White Wine – Chardonnay

White Burgundy wine made from Chardonnay in th...

White Burgundy wine made from Chardonnay in the Meursault region of France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Shar-do-nay) Chardonnay was the most popular white grape through the 1990’s. It can be made sparkling or still.

Food pairings: a good choice for fish (even salmon) and chicken dishes.

Districts: chardonnay makes the principle white wine of Burgundy (Bourgogne, France), where it originated. Chardonnay is versatile and is grown with success in most viticultural areas under a variety of climatic conditions. Yet it only amounts to 2 percent of the world vine areas. Total chardonnay vines cover more than 160,000 hectares (400,000 acres). Excerpt from French Scout Website

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