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Fermented Chardonel Estate

Barrel Fermented Chardonel (Estate) Wine Details

Description: An off-dry style with extended lees contact. Full fruit flavors, nuances of vanilla and toast on the aroma with a nutty, pecan-hazelnut finish.

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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