A green grape used for making wine. Chardonnay tends to be less acidic then most wines, and often have a buttery taste.
Though it is adaptable, the Chardonnay grape prefers soils that are chalk, clay, and limestone. In France, Chardonnay is the second most widely planted grape. It is the dominant white variety in Burgundy and the primary white grape in Champagne. California has also had great success producing Chardonnay, making wines that are more oaky and buttery than those found in Europe.