Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France that is used to make white wine, including champagne.
  • noun A dry white wine made from this grape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a white wine grape.
  • noun dry white Chablis-type table wine made from Chardonnay grapes.

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  • noun countable A green-skinned grape variety used to make a white wine.
  • noun uncountable A variety of wine made from this grape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun dry white table wine resembling Chablis but made from Chardonnay grapes
  • noun white wine grape

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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French, believed to be named after the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais region of France, where Pouilly-Fuissé is currently produced; it is possible that the variety was first bred there

Examples

  • Montelena Chardonnay from the Napa Valley recently and I was lucky enough to get a taste of a recent bottling of the wine that made history at the Judgment of Paris.

    What We Drank (June 30, 2009)

  • Montelena Chardonnay from the Napa Valley recently and I was lucky enough to get a taste of a recent bottling of the wine that made history at the Judgment of Paris.

    What We Drank

  • Finally, the point raised by Greg about Napa Valley Chardonnay is way off base because it somehow assumes, as the WSJ pair do, that there is some monolithic place/style of wine.

    American Chardonnay: “simple, sweet, alcoholic and false” | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • I think these work great: Dry/Off-dry Riesling, Pinot Gris, Austrian Gruner Veltliner, Albarino/Alvarinho, Sauvignon Blanc (for the sushi with more greens in them), white Burgundy, crisp Burgundian style Chardonnay from the US, and crisp white blends.

    Sushi: an impossible food-wine pairing? | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Montelena Chardonnay from the Napa Valley recently and I was lucky enough to get a taste of a recent bottling of the wine that made history at the Judgment of Paris.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Chardonnay is probably the most popular of the white wines.

    Wine 101: Chardonnay

  • Chardonnay is the most-planted white grape on Long Island, covering around 30% of local vineyard land.

    The New York Cork Report:

  • The Chardonnay is $15, and the Merlot is $18, plus tax and the cost of shipping.

    Brooklyn Oenology Debuts

  • Not all California Chardonnay is bad … just most of it.

    WTN: Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnays (Sonoma)

  • Michelle over at My Wine Education found a fun way to take the "naked" theme even further, picking up a bottle of 2004 Trevor Jones Virgin Chardonnay from Australia.

    The Roundup: WBW #36 Get Naked (Finally)

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