When it comes to white wine, there is no white grape grown as much as Chardonnay. Therefore it is the most well sold grape varietal in the whites as well. It has a reputation for it's big yellow buttery oakey impact and can be temperamental to pair with food because of its big pow.
But guess what? Chardonnay does not have to have that big oakey flavor. You see,
So when you pull down a bottle of Chardonnay, what can you expect? Well, if it's a typical New World Chardonnay (which means everywhere but
White Burgundy, not to be confused with any other label with white in it (like White Zinfandel) is not a blush wine. It is 100% Chardonnay and is worth every drop that comes from the bottle. By far Stacy's favorite white wine to drink, it can be quite a shocking taste experience for a Chardonnay drinker for it has a crisp richness instead of the heavy flavors of the oakey Chardonnays. They have a zing to them with nice toffee and honey at the end.
I would like to encourage you to taste a New World Chardonnay, most likely a
California one and then taste a Premier Cru (meaning top quality and it will be listed as such on the bottle) , preferably from Chablis and taste the difference. Email us your results please or post your comments on our blog under Chardonnay at www.thewinoclub.blogspot.com because we'd love to hear from you! Burgundy
Happy tasting and we'll see you at www.thewinoclub.com!
Darcy & Stacy
P.S. to show our commitment to the cause, this post was written with a cold glass of Chablis in our hand!