Definition of Chardonnay in English:


Line breaks: Char|don¦nay
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːdəneɪ


[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of white wine grape used for making champagne and other wines.
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    • They cover all the main grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
    • The most prominent white varieties grown are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
    • Its fresh, sparkling flavour is distinguished by a unique blend of excellent wines from classic grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin.
  • 1.1A wine made from the Chardonnay grape.
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    • Although best known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, and Pinotage, Stellenbosch produces a host of wine types including port style wines and some excellent Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.
    • The latter, closer to the Pacific Ocean, is home to excellent Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
    • I regularly taste Chardonnays ten times the price of this wine that aren't anyway near as good.



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