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Germaine Vineyard Chardonnay

Germaine Vineyard Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Germaine is the name of our estate Chardonnay vineyard. It was planted in 1995 at a density of 2300 vines to the acre. It is an east facing slope on volcanic based soil. Dijon clone 95, on 3309 rootstock was chosen as the plant material to insure ripening even in cooler vintages.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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