“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series – French Chardonnay

“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series – French Chardonnay

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here Our “Getting to Know Our Wines” series was preempted yesterday by the Yolo Deal that ran at www.YoloDeals.com. So, the “Getting to Know Our Wines” series continues today with a delicious Chardonnay from France. Remember, this week’s featured wine is available at our winery in Greenwood Village, today ONLY, for a 10% discount. Today’s Featured Wine is: Selection – French Chardonnay Chardonnay is believed to have originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France. Today, Chardonnay is widely grown around the world, and for new and/or developing wine regions around the world, growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage." For many years, it was commonly believed that there was a connection between Chardonnay and Pinot noir or Pinot blanc. Modern studies show that Chardonnay is most likely the result of a cross between the Pinot and Gouais Blanc grape varieties. Historical records indicate the Romans brought Gouais Blanc to Eastern France from the Balkans. The Pinot blanc in that region grew in close proximity to the Gouais Blanc, giving a perfect opportunity for interbreeding. In France, Chardonnay is the second most widely planted white grape. There is only one varietal planted more widely - Ugni blanc. Following Chardonnay, Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc are the third and fourth most widely planted varieties in France. This particular Chardonnay is pleasantly dry, with medium acidity balanced with subtle hints of citrus and fruit. This Chardonnay pairs nicely with salmon, honey baked ham, scallops and chicken. Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below:http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/personalize-Wine-getting-to-know-our-wines-French-Chardonnay“




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