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  Chardonnay

 
This is a high-quality vine but one that does not adapt everywhere. It produces regularly, gives a lot of sugar, but always preserves a fairly high degree of acidity. As a consequence of the reputation of wines obtained with the Chardonnay in France, this vine is planted all over the world. However, it requires some particular conditions to develop all its qualities. In hot climates, its very subtle bouquet can intensify to the point of becoming vulgar. Excessive maturing often has the same effect. If it is harvested ill-matured or badly cultivated in marginal zones, it retains an aggressive and un pleasant tartness. It is one of the white vines that seems best to adapt to the soil and climatic conditions of the Ticino.
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