With roots that stem back to the Burgundy region in France, Chardonnay is often regarded as the greatest and most versatile white wine in the world. Now grown in a large array of climates, the varietal’s expression varies greatly, depending on the terrier. Cooler climates like Chablis create a lighter bodied wine with citrus notes and subtle minerality. Warmer climates, on the other hand, like Margaret River produce more generous and tropical wines. Seafood is a popular pairing. But Chardonnay also goes beautifully with warm and cold salads, cheese boards and white meats.
Burgundy is located in east-central France. The region has a moderately cool climate, limestone-rich soils and a terrain that varies between hillsides and plains. The exceptional terroir is what makes Burgundy Grand Cru wines so world-class. Burgundy is chiefly famous for producing earthy and floral Pinot Noir and high quality Chardonnay.