Chardonnay is America’s number one selling white wine due to its high yield and the amazing variety of flavours and tastes it can assume. Look for buttered, oaky overtones and fresh fruit flavours such as apple, pear, citrus, and melon.
Chardonnay goes well with white meat such as poultry and pork as well as seafood, especially in a cream sauce. Full-flavoured dishes which have been grilled, roasted, or sautéed are also popular choices. Cheeses include Provolone, Gruyere, Brie, and aged Cheddar. Strongly flavoured fish such as anchovies and tuna, red meats, and highly acidic sauces should be avoided.
Best enjoyed in cooler weather with upscale meals.