Wine Of The Week – November 9, 2009

This week’s WINE OF THE WEEK is Kunde Family Estate, Chardonnay Nu 2007.
Now, if you like sweet, caramel-y, very soft and way-buttery Chardonnay, you won’t like this one.
BUT if you like fresh, crisp Chardonnay, a wine in which you can taste the fruit – crisp apples and pears – and not just tons of oak, this is one for you.  If you’ve ever had a true French Chablis, Chardonnay Nu may remind you of that.  I won’t bore you with all the details about malolactic fermentation or new vs. old oak. I will tell you that this wine is a great companion to foods because it won’t overpower their flavors with over-the-top flavors of its own.  Yet it’s not too steely or austere like some Chablis are.
You’ll find it at retailers for about $14-17.
NEXT WEEK – What else?  Wines for Thanksgiving.  Cheers!

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