Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
A strong presence in Champagne and Bourgogne, it is in Chablis the only cultivated variety. Different genetic analyzes have shown that it is the result of a cross between Gouais blanc and Pinot.
Chardonnay is part of vine appellations Champagne, Saumur, Orléans, Touraine, Vins du haut Poitou, Vins du Thouarsais, Bugey and Vin de Savoie.
It is also highly represented in so-called "new world" countries.
With reasonable yields, it gives a wine of great finesse, well-balanced, powerful, wide and with a strong aromatic potential. Chardonnay also lends itself well to breeding and fermentation in barrels.
In the South of France, it should be harvested early enough to get a high quality product and the balance degree / acidity should be especially monitored.
Chardonnay is a very revealing variety of the soil and climate suitable for both fresh and warm, it will develop very different flavors depending on where it is grown and how it is raised. The following list (not exhaustive ...) is a proof:
Aromas of acacia, almonds, toasted almonds, almond green, amber, hawthorn, banana, fresh butter, brioche, cinnamon, blackcurrant, cherry, mushroom, honeysuckle, wax, lemon, leather, quince, spices, blackcurrant leaf, flower orange, fresh hay, fern, dried fruit, fresh grass, lilac, lily, mango, candied chestnut, spearmint, bread, honey, mousseron, blackberry, hazelnut, toasted hazelnut, buttery notes, peach-stone, orange confit, white nettle, buttered bread, toast, grapefruit, papaya, almond paste, white peach, rose petal, flint, pear, pepper, apple, licorice, flint, undergrowth, elderberry, blond tobacco, lime, toast, truffle, vanilla, verbena, purple, ...