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Chardonel Wine Details

Description: Estate Bottled. Barrel fermented followed by malolactic fermentation, and our sur lie aging have combined to develop this dry full bodied wine. This wine shows citrus fruit overtones and a buttery finish on the palate. Enjoy with fish, fowl and mild cheeses. Serve slightly chilled.

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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