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Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: A clean fruity nose in the classic Niagara style. Aromatic bouquet of pear, with peach, apple blossom and hints of sweet mango delicately balanced with subtle French oak spice, vanilla and nutty characters. A beautiful cool-climate Chardonnay on the palate; bright flavours of apple and apricot lifted by creamy oak flavours of butterscotch, light toast and vanilla.

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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