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Chardonel Wine Details

Description: This wine was produced in a Chardonnay style which resulted in a crisp, dry wine with grapefruit and citrus aromas and flavors. Lightly oaked with toasted French Oak chips gives the wine a slight spicy flavor with hints of vanilla.

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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