David Gianulias is one of the founders of Levendi Winery in California and is known as a wine connoisseur among his friends. Having been born into a family with a legacy of winemaking, he got into the business in 2000 and has since produced several fine tasting wines. He also invested in the co-creation of Innovation Spirits branding company and produced a brand of Tequila named Aga Vie.
David Gianulias knows the importance of choosing the right wine to go with a meal. Choosing the right Chardonnay can be quite challenging for many white wine drinkers because it is the undisputed champion of white wines. However, knowing a little bit about its characteristics will help in making the right choice.
If you are choosing a Chardonnay, you must ensure it is served extremely cold. If you serve it at room temperature, though it is palatable, it will be too bold. Chardonnay has intense flavors and serving it at room temperature will be quite overwhelming. When Chardonnay is chilled, its flavors are toned down and are easily differentiated.
Younger Chardonnay wines are less complex that older ones, since it takes time for the complexities in it to develop. To find out which flavors you prefer, you might want to try a blind taste test. Choose three different Chardonnays, make sure all three bottles are at the same temperature, and taste each one separately. Make sure you cleanse your palate after tasting each wine, and make your choice. David Gianulias knows that the most balanced Chardonnays go well with pasta or shellfish.