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Flashcards in Chardonnay Deck (13):
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Chardonnay climate

Cool
moderate
hot

2

Cool climate style and flavor

High acidity
Green fruit apple/pear
Citrus/lemon
Vegetable/cucumber

3

Moderate climate style and flavor

Citrus
Stone fruit/peach
Tropical melon

4

Hot climate style and flavor

Tropical fruit
Banana pineapple peach mango fig

5

Key facts

-Grown in a range of soils and climates
-produces wide range of styles
-Characteristics and acidity vary with climate
-Winemaking styles influence characteristics

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Wine making techniques and effects

-malolactic fermentation
Dairy (butter cream)
-lees contact
Savory flavors (bread/yeast)
Creamy texture
-oak aging
Wood (toast vanilla coconut)

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French regions and villages

Burgundy/Bourgogne
Chablis
Meursault
Mâcon
Puligny-Montrachet
Pouilly-Fuissé

8

USA regions

Sonoma
Carneros

9

Chile regions

Casablanca Valley

10

Argentina regions

Mendoza

11

New Zealand region

Marlborough

12

South Africa regions

Walker Bay

13

Australia regions

Margaret River
Adelaide Hills
Yarra Valley (west)