Chardonnay


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Chardonnay: Pinot Grigio

Char·don·nay

also char·don·nay  (shär′dn-ā′, shär′dn-ā′)
n.
1. A variety of grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France that is used to make white wine, including champagne.
2. A dry white wine made from this grape.

[Probably after Chardonnay, village in east-central France.]

Chardonnay

(ˈʃɑːdəˌneɪ)
n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Brewing) a white grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
2. (Brewing) any of various white wines made from this grape
[French]

Char•don•nay

(ˌʃɑr dnˈeɪ)
1. a white grape used in winemaking.
2. a dry white wine made from this grape.
[< French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chardonnay - white wine grape
Pinot Chardonnay, Chardonnay - dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.Chardonnay - dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
Chardonnay, chardonnay grape - white wine grape
References in periodicals archive ?
CHARDONNAY has many guises depending on where and how it's made.
Kim Crawford 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay (East Coast, New Zealand; $17).
The DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 was named best in the world this week by the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards as Stellenboschs DeMorgenzon Estate trounced all comers by winning Platinum: Best in Show Chardonnay over 15.
98) Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay 2013 (Willamette Valley, OR).
Just their second release for a chardonnay, this wine confirms that Duckhorn and Renee Ary are on the right path.
and I like chablis and yes I know that's chardonnay but I don't like oaky chardonnay.
But wineries and vineyards are starting to invest more in green-skinned chardonnay grapes, seen as potentially the next big wine variety to come out of the state.
97) Scott Family Estate Arroyo Secco Chardonnay 2012 (California).
PURE and delicious, rich and elegant; chardonnay offers a wealth of flavour, and travels so well that winemakers have made it the international star of the grapevines.
Instantly recognisable, even drinkers who don't know that Chardonnay is a grape (Chablis is made with 100% Chardonnay and it's one of the classic grape varieties in a champagne blend) are familiar with this dry white wine the colour of straw.
PURE and delicious, rich and elegant - chardonnay offers a wealth of flavour and travels so well that winemakers have made it the international star of the grapevine.
Topping the flight of 2005's was Domaine Serene “Etoile Vineyard” Chardonnay as the overwhelming favorite of the first flight with 65 points, followed by a tie for second between the 2005 Domaine Serene “Clos Du Soleil” and 2005 Domaine Serene “Cote Sud Vineyard” Chardonnay, each with 46 points.