Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
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. John's philosophy regarding a wine such as this is to maintain purity of aromatics and the refreshing character. This Chardonnay embraces its time in stainless steel tank, expressing pure aromas of fresh fruit and minerality. The palate is wonderfully bright but not without substance, making sure to remind you that you are in fact drinking Chardonnay, not Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. The Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 is a true expression of the chardonnay grape. Hand harvested, sorted and gently de-stemmed followed by whole-berry pressing. The juice was then cold settled in stainless steel and fermented at cooler temperatures to assure the greatest freshness of fruit. After fermentation this wine was racked immediately in the same style as our award winning aromatic varietals thus retaining its fresh crisp fruit flavours.
**GOLD MEDAL - WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2016