Study Discovers Lowly Parent of Noble White Grape

Issue: October 31, 1999

October 31, 1999 Study Discovers Lowly Parent of Noble White Grape Chardonnay descended from a grape once despised in France Genetic testing has proven that Chardonnay, America's most popular white variety and the source of the great white Burgundies, has decidedly unfashionable origins.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 1999.

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