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Andreen-Gale Cuvèe Chardonnay

Andreen-Gale Cuvèe Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Vibrant quince and jasmine aromas with a hint of fresh-baked bread. Minerals, flint and passion fruit flavors are framed by a creamy texture on the palate. Richness balanced with well integrated acidity round out this complex coastal chardonnay. Showing well upon release and will continue to gain complexity.

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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