Chardonnay, chardonnay grape(noun)
white wine grape
Chardonnay, Pinot Chardonnay(noun)
dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
A green-skinned grape variety used to make a white wine.
A variety of wine made from this grape.
Origin: believed to be named after the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais region of France, where Pouilly-Fuissé is currently produced; it is possible that the variety was first bred there
Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy entry into the international wine market. The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors. Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne. A peak in popularity in the late 1980s gave way to a backlash among those wine drinkers who saw the grape as a leading negative component of the globalization of wine. Nonetheless, it remains one of the most widely-planted grape varieties, with over 160,000 hectares worldwide, second only to Airén among white wine grapes and planted in more wine regions than any other grape – including Cabernet Sauvignon.
The numerical value of Chardonnay in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Chardonnay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I drank my share of chardonnay.
Being able to reduce the amount of sugar the plant is producing to put into the grape has tremendous commercial potential for all white wine varietals, particularly from global warming and hotter climates, this year, in a drought, I've applied that technique to other white varietals ... and hence I won't be making a 14 percent Chardonnay, I'll be able to keep it at 13 percent.
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