Great Grapes: Chardonnay: Champagne
Delivering effervescence while transmitting terroir
Issue: May 15, 2008
Some of the greatest Champagnes are made entirely from Chardonnay grapes. But these are not merely Chardonnays with bubbles; they deliver yet another expression of the grape, adding effervescence while transmitting the essence of the region's chalky soils.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 9, 2008.