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Late Harvest Chardonel Wine Details
Price: $24.99 per bottle

Description: Left on the vine long after all the other grapes have been harvested, these grapes develop intense fruit flavors and aromas. This highly prized wine is meant to be savored after dinner or on a special occasion.

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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