Apart from its popularity, Chardonnay is also famous for being diverse – it can be experimented upon in various ways. Travel to any wine region in the world, and you will come across at least one vineyard growing this wine. It is a versatile wine that can be simple or regal, aged for many years or consumed immediately. True wine connoisseurs have a bottle of Chardonnay for every season. Depending on being oaked or unoaked, it can vary in quality from the minerally, unoaked, lean, bone dry chablis style to the richer, classically intense dry whites of the Côte de Beaune with hazelnut undertones. Some also taste of melon, apple, grapefruit, peach, mango, lime and pineapple. As a non-aromatic variety, its affinity with oak brings a textured, buttery roundness as well as smoky, toasty, clove and cinnamon-spice and nutty features.