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Lorenzo Chardonnay

Lorenzo Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The lush entry of this wine is followed by a streak of bracing acidity and flavors of orange peel, marzipan and pear dominate, along with a fine degree of smoke and toasty aromas from the finest selection of Burgundian barrels, of which only 30% were new. A much greater percentage of cooperage was one year old. These once used barrels provide a greater degree of finesse to the wine, while still allowing the fruit flavors to shine.

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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