Tag: Chardonnay

The Chardonnay stock is one of the most planted green grape varieties in the world. It is used to produce white and sparkling wines. In fact, it is one of the components of the renowned French champagne. The stock is native to the Bordeaux region in France. It is also cultivated in Italy and Spain especially. In Argentina, it is used as the main ingredient for the majority of the sparkling wines. It is mainly produced in the province of Mendoza, within the areas of San Rafael, Tupungato, Maipú and in the Rio Negro High Valley. It is very easy to grow and it adapts to terroirs of different climatic and orographical conditions. Those aspects make it the perfect grape for the small wineries that aim to enter the international market. It is also found in Australia, New Zealand or Chile. By means of Argento’s blog, The Real Argentina, discover the qualities of this popular variety, as well as the places and restaurants where you will be able to enjoy its flavour and aromas along with the dishes which it is best paired with. Our simple pairing guide recommends combining the Chardonnay with chicken or sweet and sour pork or accompanying a snack at the beginning or at the end of any meal. You will distinguish Chardonnay wines by their characteristic yellow colour with green reflections and nut aromas. The ideal temperature for a Chardonnay wine to be served is between 10 and 12 degrees, although is of 14 degrees if a reserve wine is to be served. On the other hand, Chardonnay wines are very popular among women. In Bodega Argento blog, you will also learn to create your own sparkling wine with the Chardonnay grape variety. Besides, you will know the opinions of the best sommeliers in the world about the wines produced with this grape variety.

‘Take 5’ Food & Wine Pairings from Top Argentine Sommeliers

The marriage of Malbec and meat may be as famous as Maradona, but ask five leading Argentine sommeliers to champion any grape and its food pairing potential, and the results give lie to the versatility of Argentina’s diverse wine styles.

January 10th, 2014

Argento’s Twelve Wines of Christmas

This December, we are counting down our Twelve Wines of Christmas with a new wine every weekday from December 6th to 21st. Feel free to sing along! “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…”

December 21st, 2012

The Endless Debate: Screw Cap Wine vs. Cork

Where do you stand on the cork versus screw cap debate? Perhaps, like several of the recent dinner guests around my kitchen table, you really don’t care, so long as the wines taste good and keep on flowing. Or maybe you are more in tune with the “natural is best” camp. So what are the facts lying behind both points of view?

October 11th, 2011

A Great Wine Grape Returns: Chardonnay From Argentina

Chardonnay, the noble grape that reaches such sublime heights in Burgundy, famously fell from grace through a mix of over-exposure (think Bridgett Jones and Footballers Wives) and overblown wannabes from the New World. But good old Chardonnay is poised to make a welcome return. Except this time it’s typically leaner and cleaner, cut from a finer cloth that is more in tune with the subtle sophistication of our palates today.

July 28th, 2011