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Genevieve Magoon Vineyard Unfiltered Chardonnay

Genevieve Magoon Vineyard Reserve Unfiltered Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Harvested from a small corner of the famous Genevieve Magoon Vineyard in Guenoc Valley, this reserve Chardonnay is unfiltered and unfined to preserve every nuance of its uniquely intense fruit. Grown from Dijon clones and fermented with selected Burgundian yeasts in oak barrels produced in Beaune, its classic Burgundian style displays an elegant creaminess enhanced with 100% malolactic fermentation.

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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