Chardonnay wine has a complex body that makes it exciting to imbibe as the weather turns cold and the leaves change colors. It's heavier than summer wines and has a distinct texture, richness, and flavor due to its unique fermentation process, which can include more sugar and alcohol than other strains.
How to Choose the Best Chardonnay
An oaky Chardonnay is your best bet for the season. Its rich, deep flavor makes it an ideal companion for hearty chicken dishes and seasonal favorites like caramel apples and candy corns. But how can you be sure that you have a flavorful oaked Chardonnay? For one, it should have a rich, golden hue. Also look for tasting notes like almond, toast, or vanilla. It's better if it has smooth nutty and buttery undertones.
A bottle of Catena Chardonnay can also be a nice addition to your wine bar this fall. This soft and juicy wine has the perfect fusion of mineral and floral notes. Grown in Argentina, this wine pairs well with poultry dishes, French Nantua sauce, and risottos.
A slightly matured white Burgundy from France won't go amiss, either. As the origin of Chardonnay, Burgundy is well-known for producing zippy, fruity undertones and bright mineral flavors. Top-shelf wines can also deliver complex flavors like truffle, hazelnut, and delicate vanilla. The intoxicating wine goes well with mushrooms, roasted carrots with butter, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes. Games, rabbits and a plate of salty seafood also go down well with a sip of Chardonnay.
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