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Steel Chardonnay

Steel Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: The Steel Chardonnay is made from the French Dijon grape clones 95, 96 and 76 and fermented in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks. It is a pure expression of the varietal, vineyard site and vintage. The result is a wine with a tropical fruit flavor and crisp acidity. Pairs well with: oysters, clams, flounder and other seafood

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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