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Late Harvest Chardonel Wine Details

Description: The harvest of 2003 was so plentiful that we were able to leave sveral rows of grapes hang until mid November. This wine is exquisitely sweet—”dessert in a glass!” The perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

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.


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