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La Courette Chardonel

La Courette Chardonel Wine Details

Description: Made from a Cornell University patented variety that is a cross of the Seyval Blanc and Chardonnay grape plants.. The result is a dry, crystal clear white wine that starts with a nose that is fresh and crisp. Cool fermentation techniques preserve the fruit esters and craft this fine wine to perfection. Natural acidity carries the upfront fruit to a mid palate hint of apricot-infused tangerine that washes the tongue and leaves a clean, smooth finish in the wake.

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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