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Sparkling Chardonnay

Sparkling Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Barrel fermented and aged for 9 months Sur Lie Style, then fermented a second time in the bottle for 24 months. Delightful for all occasions. Beautiful, light and crisp, Brut. Bronze Medal winner in the Eastern International wine Competition 2003

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay:
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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