Chardonnay is the most widely produced grape in Burgundy and the tendency is that it will keep growing. It is an international grape variety that shows its most elegant side in Burgundy where it has grown for centuries. It responds well to different wine making techniques and can age very well in oak.
Chardonnay is the only grape variety allowed in Chablis, it obtains wonderfully complex characteristics in Côte de Beaune and a lovely expression in Côte Chalonnaise and in the Mâconnais were it produces excellent valuewines. Chardonnay produces small golden grape bunches a little less compact than those of Pinot Noir.
Chardonnay renders wines with a very refreshing elegance, subtle complexity and outstanding minerality. It likes to intrigue us with different expressions which change dramatically according to the terroir where it is produced. Burgundy is the perfect example of the capability of Chardonnay to express itself differently with the great variety of wines within such a small vineyard area. The difference can be clearly tasted in the fabulous Chablis wines from the north and the refreshing Mâconnais wines from the south.