Did you know that May 25, 2023 is known as Chardonnay Day? That’s Right!! What a wonderful day to learn about the Chardonnay wines and what delicious cookies pair well with a nice Chardonnay.
We found a great article on foodandwine.com describing many of the delicious Chardonnay varieties across the globe! This article describes the many different flavors and tastes a chardonnay wine can have based upon where it is grown and produced. The article also has fun information and talks about “Why You Should Drink Chardonnay” and “What Does Chardonnay Taste Like?” We think it’s amazing that Chardonnay can have so many different flavors –
Chardonnay naturally has fruit notes that are often described as reminiscent of melons and autumn orchard fruit like apples and pears. When grown in more calcium-rich soils, it often has a certain subtle brininess to it, as well as hints of chalk. Warmer-climate Chardonnays often showcase more tropical fruit, and tasting notes of pineapple, papaya, mango, and guava are common. Oak-influenced Chardonnays typically have flavors and aromas of cinnamon, clove, and vanilla, and if it’s gone through malolactic fermentation, hints of butter are likely to be found. Chardonnay runs the gamut in the best possible sense.
An un-oaked bottle of Chardonnay pairs very well with Boo-Shaw Bakery’s Orange Sorbet Pastry Cookies! Our Orange Sorbet cookies have a luscious fusion of real orange and cream which gives it a fruit flavor that’s not too sweet. So be sure to grab a chardonnay from a warmer climate that showcases fruits.
What a fun day to try out different Chardonnay wines with family and friends and learn to pair them with different foods! Enjoy!