Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chardonnay Grape

The Chardonnay grape is undoubtedly one of the most common varieties in the world. It's native of France, and more precisely from the homonymous village of Burgundy from which vine takes its name,
Chardonnay grape
in the nineteenth century, it quickly spread to many other countries,even far away.
It has long been cultivated throughout Europe and even in South Africa, South America, California, and Australia. At the time of his debut on the international market, the "Peronospera" massive mildew, small, invisible but voracious spider mite, destroyed acres and acres of vineyards.
So everyone was looking for a variety resistant to illnesses caused by fungi, molds and various creatures, able to stand firm in the face of bad weather, and also adaptable to different soils. Besides the regular production and abundant harvest made quite early, far in advance on the first chills of autumn.
Chardonnay, overall, apart from a certain impatience to spring frosts, seemed to concentrate all these features.
In Italy Chardonnay is present in virtually every region and produces wines of good quality overall. This is also a clear example of the great adaptability to soils of varying composition and environmental conditions.
The Grapes has a good acidity and produces wines with high alcohol content is used for different types of wine: still, sparkling and sparkling wine.
In short, the Chardonnay grape is a very generous and prolific and so appreciated all over the world.