Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. Ranges from crisp, apple-like flavors in cool climates to caramel, pineapple, and tropical tones in warm areas. Buttery, toasty or clove-like finish. Ages well, usually in oak.