Chardonnay wine in short
Pleasant aroma's from chardonnay:
Chardonnay aromaPhotos at wood aging:
AROMAas the wine ages:
- Chardonnay contains little wine acids
- Every chardonnay wine is pleasantly soft
- Long-life chardonnay gives a bright yellow to pale gold color
- The taste differs per wine region
- Neutral aroma† tastes adapts to the place where it grows
- Combine with many different dishes
- Fresher variant goes well with salads and shellfish shellfish
- A full, round variant is better suited with creamy fish or sauces
- Wood-aged variant is ideal with smoked ones screw of kip
The taste of wine
Chardonnay is naturally full and soft and has little acids. This grape variety never tastes the same, even though it is grown all over the world. The grapes take on the flavors of the place where they grow. Yet there is a similarity between all chardonnay wines. They always provide a soft feeling in your mouth.
It is an easy grape that is found all over the world. The grape variety easily adapts to the climate and soil where it grows. It is an early ripe grape that produces excellent results in both cool and warm conditions. The wines coming from a cool climate are fresh, apple-like and contain citrus fruit and a high acidity. The warmer areas give a wine in which peach, melon, pineapple and citrus fruit predominate.
The strength of this grape variety is that it can produce beautiful wines in any climate. The style of chardonnay wine can therefore differ enormously per region: from nutty, heavy and bold to tingly fresh and slightly floral or exotic. Due to this diversity, this wine will never get boring. It always tastes different! Thanks to these special properties, it can be found in every wine country.
Which dishes go with this wine?
- shellfish (eg shells and mussels);
- crab and lobster (specifically chardonnay that in oak barrels has matured);
- kip with cream sauce;
- creamy polenta;
- cream soups;
- vette screw as salmon, sturgeon and swordfish;
- soft cheeses;
Chardonnay from Croatia
The specific climate along the banks of the river bends of the Danube ensures that the grape can grow well here, so that the special characteristics of the wine of the same name come to the fore.
As a result, it achieves its unique characteristics through good maturation in the age-old oak barrels. Thanks to this maturation, this wine gets from the winery Erdut a straw-yellow color with hints of greenish sheen. On the page about this grape you can find more information about this pleasantly popular Croatian wine.