Chardonnay: This popular, adaptable white wine grape can be grown in just about every wine-producing country in the world. It is the grape behind the famed dry, white burgundies of France and one of the principal varietals in champagne. Typically, chardonnay is an oaked wine with medium-high acidity and a fuller body. It's flavors and aromas can range from toasty and vanilla (from the oak) to tropical fruits to slightly earthy. Food Pairing: Fatty fishes and rich cream sauces.
Italy is known for its delicious cuisine and amazing wine, but how much do you actually know about the different grapes that go into each glass of vino? Use this guide to learn about five popular grapes used to make Italian white wine!
How does the color of a white wine indicate its flavor? From very pale wines such as Pinot Grigio and sauvignon blanc to rich and intensely colored varieties such as oaked Chardonnay, Sauternes and old Riesling, the wine’s color can tell you a lot about how it tastes before you even smell it!