With a later than usual harvest period the 2014 Chardonnay was hand picked to only the cleanest fruit. Cool temperatures during the pick at the end of October allowed the juice that was pressed of to be cold settled in tank prior to fermentation much more easily. After the settling process this wine was cool fermented for a full month in order to achieve the refreshing nature that is Unoaked chardonnay. Further aging on lees helps round out the body.

Kacaba winemaker, John Tummon produces this style of Chardonnay to best represent the varietal character of chardonnay. Choosing not to use any oak influence whatsoever in this Chardonnay ensures that nothing will mask the true nature of this wine. Johnís philosophy regarding a wine such as this is to maintain purity of aromatics and the refreshing character.

Food Pairing

Wine in this style does work well not only on its own but with a variety of lighter dishes. Roasted poultry, cream sauce pasta dishes and salads pair extremely well with wine in this style.

Tasting Notes

A clean and bright white wine with hints of granny smith apple and star fruit. On the palate the chardonnay character shows through; obviously dry yet with a soft acid. Delicate aromas of star fruit and citrus carry through on a delicate finish. A truly excellent model of Unoaked Chardonnay.