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Chardonel

This hybrid grape is a cross of the famed Chardonnay grape with the popular Seyval Blanc. Chardonel can be fermented in oak or stainless steel barrels, and the grapes produce a dry and full bodied wine. Depending on aging techniques, this hybrid may exude notes of oak, butter or citrus fruit.

Sounds like: shar-doe-nel

Looks like: lemony-yellow

Smells like: the inside of a barrel or a lemon depending on the winemaker

Tastes like: oak barrel and citrus fruit

Feels like: full and dry

Pairs well with: almonds, creamy white cheeses and mushrooms