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Why Chardonnay is a perfect summer wine

Chardonnay is a wine that refuses to be classified. It’s a versatile wine that can be crisp, buttery, oaky, dry or medium dry and its flavor and aroma profile may include apple, lemon, pineapple or vanilla.

It’s often paired with lighter foods such as fish or seafood, creamy sauces or grilled chicken.

The malleable and diverse nature of Chardonnay means that there’s something for everyone.

Michiana can have an equally diverse summer months: bouts of rain or drought, extreme heat or unseasonable coolness—though we’ve been short on the latter in recent years.

Chardonnay is a wine that will sate your palate no matter what the weather throws your way.

It’s a wine that’s at home in a glass that’s fogged with condensation from the heat, waiting to burst with crisp citrus or tropical fruit aromas and flavors as you lazily take a drink while sitting on your patio with book half open on your armrest.

It’s a wine that’s at home, popping with vanilla and spice flavors and a delicious buttery feel, while you sit, cozy in a sweater from your favorite team, in your breeze-way playing cards late into the night with old friends as summer begins and ends.

Summer in Michiana has never tasted so good.

Michiana Chardonnays

  • Contessa Wine Cellars: Aged in French Oak
  • Hickory Creek Winery: Vintage ‘10 and ‘11
  • Karma Vista Vineyards and Winery: Vintage ‘13. Oaked.
  • Lemon Creek Winery: Vintage ‘12 unoaked. Vintage ‘12 oaked.
  • Round Barn: Aged in oak.
  • St. Julian: Vintage ‘10 aged in oak
  • Tabor Hill: Vintage ‘09 and ‘10, both aged in oak

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