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CRU - Fortified Chardonnay

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CRU - Fortified Chardonnay
CRU - Fortified Chardonnay


Platinum, Virginia Wine Lover Magazine Wine Classic
People's Choice Award, Virginia Wine Showcase
Silver, Jerry D. Mead's New World Wine Int'l
Silver, Monterey Wine Competition
Silver, National Women’s Wine Competition
Silver, Los Angeles County Fair Competition
Bronze, San Francisco Int'l

Tasting Notes:

This aperitif has deep fresh aromas, with flavors of pear, citrus, bourbon, and toasted almonds. This blend of 100% Chardonnay juice fortified with Chardonnay brandy is 18% alcohol, so it works equally well neat or as a mixer.

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Varietal Composition100% Chardonnay
Vineyard100% estate-grown: Trinite, Pastorale, Lodge, Ellerslie, and Bibliotheque
Acid4.7 g/L
Residual Sugar14%
Volume750 ml


This wine is made from 100% estate-grown fruit. Our vines are sheltered in the foothills of Carter’s Mountain in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA).

Winemaker's Notes:

Unique to Trump Winery, Cru is created by blending Chardonnay juice with grape brandy in lieu of a traditional fermentation. This fortified wine is then aged for over a year in American bourbon barrels. The result is an aperitif wine with 14% residual sugar that is truly all-American.

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