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Chardonnay

Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $12.95 per bottle

Description: This wine originates predominately from vines grown in clay till soils along the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. These gently sloping terraces, overlooking Lake Ontario, are moderated year round by on-shore breezes. Vinified in stainless steel, our Chardonnay captures the freshness and vitality of this classic variety grown along these hillside.

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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