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2000 Saveur Blanc

2000 Saveur Blanc Wine Details
Price: $8.95 per bottle

Description: This is a dry, oak-aged wine made from 100% Ontario-grown apples and pears. This wine shares many characteristics with oak-aged Chardonnay. The slight spiciness of the pear and apple marry with the spicy complexity of the oak. This is an excellent wine to include in a blind tasting with friends: can they guess the fruit? Awards: AWARDED THE BEST DRY FRUIT WINE IN CANADA – National Fruit Wine Competition 2002. SILVER ~ Best Dry White Wine ~National Fruit Wine Competition 2002

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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