What Your Chardonnay’s Hue Says About How It Was Made

Wine Enthusiast article - March 11, 2021

Widely planted around the world, this grape models just how much vinification methods can affect the character and color of wine.

Even without delving into sparkling options, bottlings can run the gamut of pale and racy to deep and rich, with a wide and happy middle ground. The color in your glass may hold clues about how the wine was made and how it will taste.

We take you through the spectrum of Chardonnay styles, from lightest to darkest.