Chardonnay is without a doubt the most known and most widely planted white grape variety around the world. It is historically home in Burgundy where it produces a more refined, mineral and poised wines all up and down the Cote de Beaune and in Chablis. Throughout the new world it gained fame in both California and Australia where it is known to produce big, rich, buttery and tropical fruit-laden white wines. One cannot forget how it is also the cornerstone to the famous sparkling wines of Champagne, and all other Champagne look a likes across the world. It is also one of the most versatile grape varietals being made in light, citrusy wines to big, buttery gems - and everything in between.