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Sweet Sonnet

Sweet Sonnet Wine Details
Price: $7.95 per bottle

Description: 2004 Bronze Medal from the Ohio Wine Competition, 2004 Bronze Medal from Indy International Wine Competition, 2005 Silver Medal from International Eastern Wine Competition, 2005 Silver Medal from the Ohio Wine Competition. This wine can be a pleasant introduction into the world of wine. A proprietary blend of estate grown Niagara and Chardonel gives a distinctive "grapey" aroma with just the right finish. Great with spicy Asian or Mexican dishes.

Varietal Definition
Chardonel was developed in New York State, to be a late-ripening, highly-productive, cold-climate varietal. A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, Chardonel is proving its value in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states. Given much of the same treatment as Chardonnay, it adapts well to barrel fermention, and controlled lees contact. The result is often a full-bodied dry wine, high in alcohol and acidity, with a similar, if less pronounced character than Chardonnay.
A native American grape varietal, the Niagara is often referred to as the "white Concord." Widely grown in New York, it is a popular table wine, vinified in a slightly sweet style, though the best producers tend to minimize its inherent foxy (a unique aroma/flavor profile variously described as wild and musky) qualities.


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