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Chardonel Wine Details
Price: $9.25 per bottle

Description: When this grape was growing, Apollo rode his Sun Chariot just the right amount of times so it could be made into this lovely and fragrant white wine, the color of which is comparable to the sun itself. It is a semi-dry blend of flavors. Very pleasant.

Varietal Definition
Chardonel was developed in New York State, to be a late-ripening, highly-productive, cold-climate varietal. A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, Chardonel is proving its value in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states. Given much of the same treatment as Chardonnay, it adapts well to barrel fermention, and controlled lees contact. The result is often a full-bodied dry wine, high in alcohol and acidity, with a similar, if less pronounced character than Chardonnay.


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