On May 21, 2021, we will be celebrating Chardonnay grape variety day around the world.
History of Chardonnay:
Chardonnay is said to originate from Burgundy and more particularly from the Burgundy wine-growing village of Chardonnay in Haut-Mâconnais. Today all continents cultivate this famous grape.
The crusaders would have reported it according to a certain legend.
However, researchers have discovered that it comes from a cross between Pinot Noir N and Gouais B.
Pinot Noir is a black grape with white juice. It is very dominant on our slopes of the bar coast.
Gouais is a white grape with white juice. Very few regions cultivate it. It is not authorized in Champagne.
In the 1970s, a famous competition for visually impaireds classifies the blends made from this grape as the best wines in the world. The immediate success of Chardonnay provides the basis for this famous bottle.
However, it suddenly becomes too popular. After its heyday, Chardonnay began to be stereotyped due to its sudden reputation in the United States. In the 2000s, sales fell. So the Californian producers want to react. Their idea: to create a day dedicated to Chardonnay.
In 2010, we are also celebrating Chardonnay Day in several regions of France.
Also, the entire Champagne Claude Perrard team in Rouvres-les-Vignes will take part in this event in accordance with current health regulations.
In Champagne and more particularly in the Côte-des-Bars, Chardonnay cultures give excellent taste results. Our terroir brings to it all its typicity for a unique result. To optimize the development of Champagne Claude Perrard Brut Blanc de Blancs, we have determined the grape variety so that our Chardonnay can be fully expressed.
Also, we will accompany it with a nice dozen oysters for a perfect marriage with our flavors of Brittany and the Atlantic coast.
To the health of Côte-des-Bars chardonnays!