Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Did You Know?... About Chardonnay

Some wine drinkers follow the ABCs: Anything But Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a white grape, grown throughout the wine growing world. Its popularity means that much of was is produced is sub-par, leading many to avoid it. But is also a classic grape, and in skilled hands can turn into something wonderful.

Chardonnay is the grape used to make White Burgundy.

Chardonnay is one of the few white wines often aged in oak, giving it a different flavor profile from other white wines. The flavor profile can vary wildly, from berry to tree fruit to citrus, all the way to some earthy flavors, in addition to oak or vanilla, when aged in barrels.

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