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Faux Chablis,

Faux Chablis, Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: This medium body Chardonnay has a great citrus and creamy lemon aroma and a crisp clean finish. The bouquet was created by aging the wine on lees and using sur lies and batonage techniques that are used in Chablis, France. This requires that the wine be delicately stirred once or twice weekly for a year. Malo Lactic fermentation was prevented to influence the crispness to this wine. It is made from grapes grown in the Los Carneros area of California.

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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