Chardonnay or Melon d’Arbois

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Color: Yellow

Frequency : Internationally planted

Coming from the Burgundy region in France, this is a green-skinned varietal used for making white wines. Widely planted around the world, it is second  to only the Airen grape and is the major white grape in such regions as Burgundy and Champagne. It is a very  neutral grape which nhas a tendency to take another personality depending on  its ‘Terroir’ or the type of oak barrel  that it has been matured in. It produces dry and sparkling white wines, yet it is considered an easy wine to identify for most wine drinkers.


Synonym(s): Chablis wines from Burgundy are the most famous 100% chardonnay wines Internationally.  Also known as the Melon d’Arbois

Maturity: 2nd Period

Sensitivity to diseases: Frost, Mildew, Coulour

Area Cultivated : Although this grape is easily adaptable, it produces better quality wine in chalk and limestone and soil types

  • France (Burgundy, Champagne, Jura, Languedoc)

  • USA

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • South Africa


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