Naked Humanitas

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Humanitas so I could participate in Twitter Taste Live.

Or, unoaked as the case may be! 😉  The second wine up for Twitter Taste Live was the 2007 Humanitas Chardonnay. Although it’s unoaked, it’s allowed to sit on its lees for a bit, so it develops some of the creamy mouthfeel often associated with Chardonnay. The wine clocked in at 13.8% alcohol by volume, had a fake cork closure, and can be purchased for $18.

On first sniff huge pear aromas dominated the nose.  After I got past the pear, I found apple, cream, tropical fruit, passion fruit, guava, star fruit, and something kind of herbal coming through.  In the mouth I found pear.  Juicy pear.  Really big pear flavors. I also got flavors of nuts and some tropical fruit, but overall, it really seemed like the pear overshadowed the other fruit.

I loved the mouthfeel on this one. The wine was full and round, and being naked, the fruit showed through without any butter or oak getting in the way.  We only managed to drink a taste of this on the night of Twitter Taste Live, and we stuck it back in the fridge for the next night, without doing anything other than putting the cork back in. It was absolutely perfect the second night.  Great job on this one, and up there as one of our favorites of the tasting.

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