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2022 23 Julio


Wines made with Chardonnay are always synonymous with quality and excellence. Chardonnay is a white grape variety that, according to the vinification method, is used to make different types of wine: still, passito and sparkling. What type of wine is made with Chardonnay? And what are the characteristics of the grapes?

Characteristics of Chardonnay vines

The first thing to look at are the characteristics of Chardonnay vines. Among the most important and particular features of the Chardonnay vine is without doubt its great versatility. This wine, which is in fact originally from Burgundy, can now be found all over the world, not only in typical winegrowing areas such as France and Italy, but also inSouth Africa and New Zealand.

Some notes can change, becoming more precious and refined, according to the growing area.

Chardonnay: the organoleptic characteristics

As far as concerns the organoleptic characteristics of Chardonnay wine, it stands out immediately for its straw yellow colour, with more or less intense reflections according to its production area.

The fragrance is a mix of floral and fruity notes, and in particular, it is possible to notice hints of white and yellow flowers as well as of peach, apple, pear and in some cases (if grown in very warm areas), tropical fruits. It has a good structure on the palate, is enveloping and has a nice balance of savoury tartness; the finale is persistent with elegan thints of vanilla.

Chardonnay, some FAQs

To get to know Chardonnay thoroughly, as well as its organoleptic characteristics, it is important to understand the best pairings of this wine, its alcohol content, and prices so that you can be sure to make a more informed choice of this wine and enjoy it to the full.

What is a good pairing for Chardonnay?

Thanks to its characteristics, Chardonnay wine pairs beautifully with all fish dishes, whether starters or main courses, especially if elaborate and highly flavoured. A good combination is also with white meat, grilled or roasted, and accompanied with light sauces. Lastly, Chardonnay is also an excellent aperitif wine to serve with mature cheeses and preserves.

What is the alcohol content of Chardonnay?

In the case of Fontanelle Toscana IGT di Banfi the alcohol content of Chardonnay is approx. 13°.

How much does Chardonnay wine cost?

It is not easy to answer the question “how much does a Chardonnay cost?” because there are many variables in play. The area of origin and type of wine, which ranges from still to champagne and much more, the year, and the place of purchase are all factors of price.



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