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Chardonnay VQA

Chardonnay VQA Wine Details
Price: $14.09 per bottle

Description: This Chardonnay was cold-fermented at 12 degrees C º in stainless steel tanks. This long and cool fermentation retains the natural fruit flavours reminiscent of peach, pear and pineapple. This wine features an intensely floral bouquet with a crisp, full-bodied velvety finish, all of which are characteristic of Pacific Northwest Chardonnays. When served chilled, it will enhance seafood, pasta, grilled vegetables and poultry dishes.

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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