Unique and very popular varietal. Often very aromatic and significant, but can be also very fresh and clean. Because of these reasons it it probably the most popular white varietal in the world. Can be recognized as full bodied and mouth filling wine which was aged in oak barrels. With very typical aroma of butter, toast and citruses. The second expression, with fermenting in stainless steel tanks, is very clean, with higher acidity and with beautiful aroma of limes, green apples and peaches.
Chardonnay was dominantly a product of Burgundy region in France. Where it´s home. But thanks to success at legendary blind tasting in Paris in 1976, called Judgement in Paris, California Chardonnays has waved the flag and stunning Chateau Montelena 1973 won. After that tasting, California Chardonnays became really popular and on that wave are till today.