NATURA CHARDONNAY - 2008
From Casablanca Valley, Chile with 14% alcohol. Organically grown grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks. 50% of the finished wine was aged for 5 months in French and American oak barrels.
Transparent, light yellow color with faint apple-pear on the nose. Hints of tropical flavors and some nuttiness and light oak on the finish but the fruit is subdued. Clean and not your typical over-oaked Chard. Round and some good acidity on the back-end.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is an easy-drinking Chardonnay for those looking for clean, round and smooth with little to no oak. However, it is very basic and simple and does not offer too much depth or complexity. Retails for around $11.