Great Grapes: Chardonnay: Burgundy: The Côte d'Or
The homeland and quality epicenter
Issue: May 15, 2008
Today Chardonnay reigns supreme among white wines. But the grape first established its reputation in Burgundy. This French region was initially famous for its reds, but since the last half of the 20th century, Burgundy's Chardonnay acreage has increased, and the wines have soared in popularity and price, making the varietal valuable to wine lovers and wineries alike.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 9, 2008.