Chardonnay & Blends Profile From rich, full-bodied and buttery to crisp and minerally. Pear, apple, citrus and spice may be present in many combinations. Chardonnay is the world's most popular white wine, and also one of the most chameleonlike; its character is influenced by the winemaking techniques to which it is exposed, particularly the use of oak.
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