Chardonnay is the most important white pinot variety – even though it doesn’t really belong to it. A DNA-Analysis from 1998 showed, that Chardonnay is the result of a natural hybridization of Pinot and Gouais Blanc (Heunisch). It’s one of the top quality grapes worldwide.
Three years before Chardonnay got allowed as variety in Germany in 1991, we planted our first vines as first official trial vineyard in Rheinland-Pfalz. The variety matches our climate and soil perfectly.
It is a really good grape to ferment in wooden barrels. Fresh wines smell like melon, exotic fruits and ripe gooseberries. Barriques add vanilla, nuts, dried fruits and slight yeastiness to the wine.
It is also part of our π NO.®-Sekt.