Chardonnay grape is cultivated and produced all over the world, and finds its most important crops in Italy.
Thanks to their adaptability, the Chardonnay and Merlot grapes are the most widely cultivated grapes in the world. The Chardonnay grape is a favorite grape cultivated in the whole italian region but especially in Sicily.
Chardonnay generally has color nuances ranging from straw yellow to golden yellow (depending on the type and length of fermentation) and its scent is reminiscent of ripe fruits (typically apples, peaches and bananas), with a flavour that encompasses strong notes of minerality.
The best Chardonnay food pairings
Served at a temperature of 9-10 C/ 48-50°F, Chardonnay is a wine suited to aperitifs, thanks to its low alcohol content and lightness.
Like many white wines, Chardonnay goes well with white and lean meats also in stews, cheese (even the most mature ones) and legume soups.