Chardonnay holds the first place among classic white grape varieties. It is much appreciated in Argentina for its capacity for good ripening and because it can be used to make a wide range of wines, from the bases for sparkling wines to the full-bodied varietals fermented in oak barrels to the fresh and elegant wines without oak. Chardonnay is a profound, delicate and remarkably persistent wine. It can be extremely complex, expressing the character of the terroir in which it was grown. In general terms, it is characterized by tropical notes when it comes from warm regions and by aromas of minerals and fresh vegetables when it comes from colder regions. It is light yellow in color, with green hues, and its aromas are reminiscent of green apples, lemons and grapefruit, among others.