I just had a conversation with several sommeliers a
couple of weeks ago, and one of the things discussed was how
many Italian Chardonnays taste totally different than other
Chardonnays, simply because they don't use anything in their
techniques to color to flavor of the wine. This is itself
goes way beyond the concept of an unoaked chardonnay.
At first, I didn't like this chardonnay because it had
none of the aspects that I have grown to recognize as a
chardonnay, but then I wound up downing several glasses and
came to appreciate it.
The flavor is very clean, with some muted tropical citrus
flavors and a nice long mellowing finish. I taste some
lemongrass and smell some freshly cut grass, and a little
straw too. Not bad, and a great wine to entertain large
groups at an inexpensive price.