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Spontaneous Chardonel "Wild Yeast"

Spontaneous Chardonel "Wild Yeast" Wine Details
Price: $14.99 per bottle

Description: This wine was produced by a spontaneous fermentation from the wild yeast present on the skins of the grapes and present in the air in our winery. We liked the new style of Chardonel so well that our winemaker cultured this particular yeast and grew a colony so that we may reproduce this wine.

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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