BY THE EDITORS OF WINE ENTHUSIAST
It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with Chardonnay.
Crafted in almost every major wine-producing country, the world’s most popular white wine is made in a range of styles, from lean, racy and unoaked, to ripe, rich and unctuous. It can also express an array of terroir-influenced elements, from stony minerality to salinity, and even herbal tones.
Chances are you’ve had at least one that you loved and at least one that you most certainly did not. But with such beauty and diversity, one should never dismiss the versatile variety as a whole—which is why it’s a good thing that you’ve got us.
We’ve highlighted the best Chardonnay-producing regions and top pours across a scale of stylistic preferences and site expressions to help you home in on the ones you’ll enjoy most. <—read more—>