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Black Arts Chardonnay

Black Arts Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $34.90 per bottle

Description: Typical of South Okanagan Chardonnay, this wine shows a big tropical bouquet which, surprisingly, shows as a lean minerality on the palate. There is a strong flavour and texture of grapefruit zest that will likely persist for several years. The finish is flinty and long (30+ steamboats!). The wine will taste great in virtually any situation, but really, it would be a tragedy to have it wighout food. Think fish. Think Butter. Think rich.

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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