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Maison Grand Cru Chardonnay

Maison Grand Cru Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: A blend of our best barrels from each separate vineyard lot. 100% Russian River fruit was hand-picked, hand-sorted, and fermented in small open-top fermentors. 100% malolactic fermentation with the lees constantly stirred, and barrel aged in constant temperature and humidity in our caves. 1,006 cases produced.

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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