Chardonel was developed at Cornell University from a cross of Chardonnay and Seyval. It was selected out for its cold hardiness and ability to make quality wines even in marginal growing seasons. Wines from Chardonel grapes do not exhibit the typical “native” ﬂavor that some lesser varieties do, namely the foxy or muscat ﬂavors that are present in Concord, Niagara and other wines grown in the region.
Our estate grown, award winning 2017 Chardonel: Stainless Steel is crafted to highlight the varietal character of the grape. It is fermented at a low temperature to preserve the light citrus and lemongrass aromas leading into complex ﬂavors of tropical fruit and tangerine pith.
PAIRS WELL WITH:
Herb Cheese Spread | Grilled Vegetables | Light Pastas