Château Chardonnay

Our terroirs

4 cépages, two terroirs.

Chardonnay, the origin of the cépage.

The village, formerly named so by the Romans for the particularity of the clay-limestone soils, where thistles and vines flourish.

It is the monks of Cluny and Tournus who really installed the wine growing and developed the cépage Chardonnay on its welcoming lands.

Chardonnay gave its name to the world famous cépage probably around 1900. Before that it had several names depending on the place such as: “Pinot Blanc”, “Chanay” or “Beaunois” in Côte d’Or.

Our terroirs give the wine its freshness and minerality. Rooted in the clay-limestone soils of Chardonnay it will reveal notes of white flowers or citrus fruits always more surprising.

Bray, the Cluny village.

Bray is an ancient Roman village at the gates of Cluny.

The monks also developed the hillsides of Bray by planting vines and developing them over the centuries.

These terroirs, made up of fine sand and silt, give lightness and finesse to the white wines. The “Pinot-Noir” and “Gamay” cépages reveal magnificent notes of red fruits such as raspberry or blackcurrant.

To find out more, contact Château Chardonnay by calling at +33 (0)3 85 33 53 87.