chardonnay

noun, often capitalized
char·​don·​nay | \ˌshär-dᵊn-ˈā \

Definition of chardonnay 

: a dry white table wine typically made from a single white grape variety originally grown in France also : the grape

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Gooseberry, kiwi and other tropical fruits are followed by stone fruits, lime and wet-stone minerality in this 70/30 chardonnay-pinot noir blend. Michael Austin, The Seattle Times, "Trentodoc is the budget answer to Champagne you need to know," 11 Sep. 2018 For example: Chablis is a region in Burgundy, France, that produces chardonnay. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Talk About Wine Without Sounding Like a Jerk," 7 Dec. 2016 This creamy yet refreshing 60/40 blend of chardonnay and pinot noir offers up vanilla, nuts, apple skin and bright tropical fruits. Michael Austin, The Seattle Times, "Trentodoc is the budget answer to Champagne you need to know," 11 Sep. 2018 Saison Rosé, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY Using their signature spicy house saison as the base, Brewery Ommegang’s Saison Rose is made with a splash of chardonnay and the tart snap of hibiscus flowers. Claudia Mcneilly, Vogue, "Wine-Beer Is the Perfect Hybrid Drink to Sip From Summer to Fall," 3 Aug. 2018 The chardonnay is also notable, and the view may just be worth the trip alone. The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Gerry Frank's picks: Going to Wine Country? Visit one of these Oregon pioneers," 26 Jan. 2018 For chardonnay lovers who don’t want butter. $22 2016 Brengman Brothers Gary’s Reserve Gewurztraminer. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 Although a little red wine is made here, Meursault is famous for its whites, made from the chardonnay grape. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "Meet Jean-Marc Roulot, the Actor Turned Top French Winemaker," 29 May 2018 The chardonnay room has a separate heating system for cold Oregon nights. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "How to launch an acclaimed winery for less than $8 million," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of chardonnay

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chardonnay

French

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