With origin in Burgundy (France), it gives the name to the Chardonnay territory. It is present in all wine-growing countries in the world. It is a fairly vigorous vineyard, of early sprouting. Its collection period is short, and must be made with care because of the little consistency of its skin.

Its bunch is small, with amber colour grapes, small and spherical, with thin skin, consistent pulp and sugary flavour.

Its adaptation to varied conditions, as well as its versatility as a raw material for young whites or aging and sparkling wine are the keys to its success.