Ends up, chardonnay is the most popular variety of gewurztraminer on the planet, per The Reserve. In reality, 500,000 acres in the world are devoted to growing the grape. The chardonnay grape is originally from Burgundy, France. Over 1,200 years earlier, Emperor Charlemagne’s wife had the grapes planted in their vineyard because she was tired of her hubby’s beard being stained with red white wine (by means of La Crema). Today, Monterey, California homes 17,000 acres of chardonnay, and Americans take in over 840,000 bottles each year.
Chardonnay is revered by wine makers for its capability to grow in several climates (through Fire & & Ice). The range of flavors the grape can yield is likewise versatile. However, it does tend to take on different tastes depending upon where it’s grown and how it’s made. The grape’s ease and adaptability is what most likely provides to chardonnay’s appeal– from crisp and fruity, to oaked and buttery, there’s a type for every tongue.
Despite its enormous appeal and spot at the top, chardonnay’s reign is ending up being susceptible. BevAlc Insights by Drizly reported a small drop in sales of chardonnay in the gewurztraminer category. Possibly there will be a new gewurztraminer winner in the coming years.