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Wine of the Week: Natura Chardonnay Un-Oaked 2016

Dwight Casimere | 5/4/2017, 11 a.m.
Outdoor dining and grilling season is finally here. What better way to celebrate than with a light, fruity un-oaked chardonnay ...

Outdoor dining and grilling season is finally here. What better way to celebrate than with a light, fruity un-oaked chardonnay that is both easy to drink. goes with almost anything, and is easy on the pocket. Try Natura Chardonnay Un-Oaked 2016 from Emiliana Organic Vineyards in the Valle del Bio-Bio Chile. At just $9 a bottle, its probably one of the best bargains out there. The flavor is delightful and awesome. Possessing notes of Meyer Lemons, ripe Melons and hints of pineapple in Green Apples, it’s the perfect wine to usher in the spring and summer al fresco dining season. Think summer salads, blending organic vegetables, fresh peas, asparagus and slices of mandarin orange, pineapple and avocado for accents. Use a little bit of the wine as part of the vinaigrette and you have a winning flavor combination. Combine with light soft and semi-soft cheeses peel and eat shrimp, crab meat salad or sautéed diver scallops doused in lemon and you have the perfect makings for an afternoon garden party or brunch. The wine, at just $9 a bottle, is also perfect for just a lazy afternoon of sipping while sitting in your favorite chair on the patio. There's no end to the entertainment options and, at this price, it’s not a bad idea to keep a case or two on hand for the season as a standby. Leave it to the folks at Banfi to import a wine that is a real winner on every count.