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Pairing Chocolate and Chardonnay

The Winemakers Grape

Known as the Winemaker’s grape due to the myriad styles that can be created under guidance, Chardonnay is one of the most popular white wines in the world. Classic varieties are presented in several styles of wine, from bone dry, high mineral, citrus and green apple to ripe, with baked apple pie flavors, and buttered popcorn aromas.

Chardonnay is often aged in either new or old oak barrels, and several examples exist of stainless steel aged Chardonnay wines that are high in acid such as in Chablis and Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Chardonnay pairs well with buttery foods, such as white fish, grilled poultry, fruits, and cheeses such as brie, camembert and Roquefort, smooth white chocolate and buttery milk chocolate. The aroma of smooth and buttery white chocolate is lifted and enhanced through Chardonnay, resulting in a memorable palate experience.

Shop our suggested selections below, with a four-piece pre-made selection, as well as a "build your own tasting flight" option to host your own chocolate and wine pairing. Please keep in mind, all pairings are subjective person-to-person, and these are mere suggestions to help get you started to find your favorite pairings. We also have posted a wine aroma wheel so your guests can use it as a guideline to discuss what flavor notes/aromas they are noticing with each pairing. Want to share your initial thoughts or your favorite pairings? Let us know here! Want to share your thoughts? Our Discussion forum is live in Spring 2020!

Download WWC's Wine & Chocolate pairing notes template for hosting your own tasting party

View an Example of our Tasting Sheet (Post Pairing)

Download a Wine Aroma Flavor Wheel

Chardonnay & Chocolate Pairing Selection

Four smooth chocolate bars to pair with Chardonnay.

Build-Your-Own Chardonnay & Chocolate Pairing Selection

Mix-and-Match our chocolate bar suggestions to build your own pairing flight.

How To Host a Pairing Party

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