Chardonnay wines can be found around the world. They are described as "lean, crisply mineral wines" (Chablis, France) or "oak with tropical fruit flavors" (New World vines). The climate also affects the body, color, and flavors. Cooler climate chardonnays lean towards medium/light body with "flavors of green plum, apple, and pear." In warmer locations, "flavors become more citrus, peach, and melon," while in very warm locations "more fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango come out." (Thanks, Wikipedia.org!). Chardonnay is also important to sparkling wines, but you'll learn more about those coming up for another tasting, soon!
Regardless the region, chardonnay's are vast and diverse! Come find your new favorite version!
Help 51st Kitchen choose their next wines! As a restaurant focused on community, we want you to help us select the following week's wine special. These tastings are a limited to 14 people, to keep it small, casual, and social. Included are 2oz samples of each wine, light bites, and new friends. Located in the bar, tastings run from 6pm-7pm. Feel free to stick around for a glass of your choosing from the event at a special price, as supplies last.
Because seats are limited, sign up early! Call us with any questions, 615-712-6111.
(Tickets on sale two weeks prior! Go here: https://51winewednesday14.brownpapertickets.com)