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Minnesota Cuvee Chardonnay

Minnesota Cuvee Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: Minnesota is home not only to our partner, Dave Ready Sr., but also to high quality American white oak forests. The barrels used to ferment and age this richly flavored Chardonnay are from this white oak, air-dried for two years at the Staggemeyer Stave Co. in Caledonia, Minnesota. These barrels are a perfect match for the sweet citrus and spiced pear flavors of this luscious Chardonnay, “you betcha!”

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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