- a white grape of Burgundy, used for Chablis, champagne, etc.
- a dry white wine made from this grape
Origin of chardonnayFrench
- A variety of grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France that is used to make white wine, including champagne.
- A dry white wine made from this grape.
Origin of ChardonnayProbably after Chardonnay, village in east-central France.
- Alternative capitalization of Chardonnay.
(countable and uncountable, plural Chardonnays)
French, believed to be named after the village of Chardonnay in the Mâconnais region of France, where Pouilly-Fuissé is currently produced; it is possible that the variety was first bred there
The place name Chardonnay is from Medieval Latin Cardonnacum.