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Fermented Chardonnay

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Our 2008 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay is a medium bodied wine characterized by silky flavors of pear and apricot coupled with a hint of apple and some lightly toasted oak. The grapes where whole cluster pressed and the resulting juice was barrel fermented and aged sur lie for 10 1/2 months in 17% new and 83% two and three year old French oak barrels. Try our Chardonnay with roasted chicken, grilled white fish, lobster, crab, sautéed scallops, veal and dishes with creamy white or buttery sauces.

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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