Product Review: Choosing Barrels for Chardonnay
Winemaking notes on America's most popular varietal
May 2010 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
I have a complex relationship with Chardonnay. Like most U.S. winemakers, I’ve been making Chardonnay throughout my entire career. I’ve worked with fruit from a fairly broad range of climatic regions. In terms of heat summation units (HSU), I’ve dealt with Chardonnay grapes from low Region I to high Region III and Region IV. In terms of latitude in the U.S., this has ranged from the South Coast of California to Washington. As broad as this experience might seem on the surface, ...
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