Celebrate Chardonnay Week

Celebrate Chardonnay Week

World Chardonnay Day is on Tuesday 21st May and International Chardonnay Day is on Thursday 23rd May so we decided that Chardonnay is a variety that deserves a whole week to celebrate!

Did you know...

  • The name "Chardonnay" is thought to derive from the village of Chardonnay in the Burgundy region of France, where the grape is believed to have originated.

  • Chardonnay is known for its versatility, as it can be crafted into a variety of styles ranging from crisp and unoaked to rich and full-bodied, depending on factors like climate, soil, and winemaking techniques.

  • Chardonnay is the most widely planted white grape variety in the world, with vineyards spanning across regions such as Burgundy, California, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.

  • The flavour profile of Chardonnay can be influenced by factors such as oak aging, malolactic fermentation (which converts harsh malic acid into softer lactic acid), and lees stirring (which adds complexity and texture to the wine).

  • Chardonnay pairs exceptionally well with a wide range of foods, from seafood and poultry to creamy pasta dishes and aged cheeses, making it a versatile choice for pairing with various cuisines.


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