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Winemaker's Chardonnay

Winemaker's Select Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Only the highest quality grapes that met the strict requirements of our winemaker were chosen for this wine. Aged in Hungarian Oak for over a year. To this base of high quality grapes, we blended and aged this wine using the most complex and time-consuming techniques. The result: the finest Old Vine Chardonnay ever to be released from Chateau aux Arc, made especially with you, our sophisticated customer, in mind. Warning: May be habit forming! Only 55 Cases Made.

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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