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Chateau Boswell Chardonnay

Chateau Boswell Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The Chateau Boswell Chardonnay is produced from fruit from a premium vineyard in the Carneros appellation using a traditional Burgundian style process. The fruit is hand sorted and whole cluster pressed. The juice then settles overnight in a tank and is then barreled into 100% new French Oak. The native yeast fermentation process takes place in the barrel. The wine is kept one year on the lees, stirred every two weeks, and at one year it is, racked and then returned to the barrel to age for another six months. The wine goes through 100% malolactic fermentation creating a very smooth , dry, and elegant style Chardonnay with toasty aromas, citrus, and nutmeg sensory characteristics

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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