Did you know? It’s #ChardDay! I’d like to step outside of the U.S. and celebrate French white wines.
French whites, often referred to as “Frenchies”, are the well loved wines made from Chardonnay grapes. “Frenchies” are full, fresh, elegant. and delicate. Taste a New World Chardonnay along side a French Chardonnay and you’ll taste what I mean about French white wines being delicate.
So when perusing the restaurant wine list or shopping for a new vintner, here are a few whites to consider:
Puligny-Montrachet. Located in the middle of the Côte de Beaune in France, it is also home to one of the most famous vineyards in the world, Montrachet.
Chablis. [also Petit Chablis, Premier Cru Chablis, Gran Cru Chablis] The grapevines of Chablis, France are almost all Chardonnay, which makes for a dry white wine embodying a pure aroma and full-bodied flavor.
Meursault. Hailing from France’s famous Burgandy region, Meursault produces award-winning white wines from Chardonnay grapes. Possessing a stark oak influence, many have described Meursault wines as “buttery” and “bold” in flavor.
Pouilly-Fuissé. Not to be confused with Pouilly-Fumé (Sauvignon Blanc-based wines), Pouilly-Fuissé is 100% Chardonnay with a pretty and refreshing finish.
Pair your glass of Chardonnay with Brie Cheese, Seafood like Crab Cakes and Lobster, Creamy Chicken dishes, or even a juicy cheeseburger (it is after all, it’s also National Burger Month).
What’s your favorite wine region for Chardonnay? I’d love to hear from you!
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