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La Giacosa Chardonnay

La Giacosa Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Beautiful grapes from Warren County, Virginia crushed and steel fermented and aged at Three Fox Vineyards. We decided not to oak this and the result is a crisp, clean chardonnay with pineapple, citrus, and melon notes with bright acidity. This is a refreshing all occasion wine to enjoy by itself or with a great al fresco lunch salad. Think of arugula with grilled chicken, shaved parmigiano, and a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! “La Giacosa” (lah-gee-a-cosa) is a play on the Italian words for playful and joyful, which is what this wine is.

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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