Grape: Chardonel
Color: White
Main Regions: New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio.
Description: Chardonel produces light dry wines with faint Chardonnay characterisitcs. Oak aging can add richness but also  tends to quickly dominate over the light wine.
Characteristics: Body: (Light-Med);  Flavors & Smells Of: (Light citrus, pear).
Wine Styles: Dry.
Origin: A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc.
Created in 1953 at Cornell University.
– Description from Craig Donofrio

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  • Narmada Winery Mom 2010


    Clearly some residual sugar leading to a very viscous body, almost unctuous, but the fab hybrid grapes keep away from the sickly floral aromas that make me give sweet wines a wide berth. Read More

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