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Chardonnay Fantaisie Sauvage

Chardonnay Fantaisie Sauvage Wine Details
Price: $21.95 per bottle

Description: Vintage 2001. 100% barrel fermented in new French oak. This 2001 Fantaisie Sauvage marks our sixth release of a wild yeast Chardonnay. Produced by the same means as the 2000 vintage, this new release exhibits increased aromas, fuller body and a balance that comes from one of the best Virginia vintages ever. This native yeast winehas bold aromas of both tropical fruit and butterscotch. Aged entirely in new oak, a rich toasty flavor underlies the fruit. This is an ideal wine for aging and should reach maturity within one to three years.

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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