The most noble and most celebrated of all white wine varieties, this is a highly praised, most versatile grape, high in extract and with good acidity levels. Differing local soil conditions and the individual wine maker’s talent combine to produce a dazzlingly diverse spectrum of chardonnay wines with varying characteristics the world over. The top chardonnay fields at Château Rives-Blanques are amongst the oldest in the appellation, and arguably also amongst the best in the region, thanks to our altitude and our unique terroir. The top Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Odyssée, gold medalist of the Chardonnay du Monde competition, is made from 40 year-old un-cloned vines. This grape can also claim the credit for adding a complex bouquet to our chardonnay-chenin Country Wine, and our two special blends, La Trilogie and Le Limoux. It is the base of our sparkling Crémants de Limoux.