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Mudd Vineyard Cuvee Tropical Chardonnay

Mudd Vineyard Cuvee Tropical Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: An exotically furtied white wine crafted from a specially selected "Musque" clone of Chardonnay, this is a dry, medium-bodied, well-balanced and versatile white wine full of pineapple, white stone fruit and citrus flavors. This version is the most interesting to date with more depth and persistence in the finished wine created by fermenting one new French oak barrel filled with Musque Chardonnay on its own yeast. This was then blended back in with the stainless steel fermented lot and the wild yeast comprised 18% of the blend. Still a lighter style Chardonnay, this pairs perfectly with sushi, citrus-based dishes, Asian flavors and local shellfish. The finish is long with complex flavors and aromas. The grapes were hand-picked from the Mudd Vineyard, whole-cluster pressed very gently and bottled by gravity.

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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