Name: Channing Daughters Mosaico
Country: United States
Region: New York
Sub-Region: Long Island
Producer: Channing Daughters Winery
Varietal: White Blend
We are thrilled to release the next vintage of our delicious white wine Mosaico. Mosaico is an exotic field blend that comes from a complanted block in our Sylvanus vineyard on our estate in Bridgehampton. Our 2013 Mosaico is comprised of 32% Pinot Grigio, 29% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat Ottonel, 7% Tocai Friulano and 8% Gewurztraminer. This is a dry white wine where all the varieties were grown, harvested, pressed and fermented together in a stainless steel tank (92%) and new French oak barrel (8%). All the fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster-pressed, except for a bin of the Muscat and Gewurztraminer grapes which were fermented on their skins and blended back in. This is a texturally delicious and aromatically unique white wine. The flavors and aromas are complex and deep and range from citrus fruit (lemon), tree fruit (pears, apples), stone fruit (peaches, apricots), and tropical fruit (mango, lychee)…in addition there are beautiful notes of flowers, honey and brown spice. The wine is medium bodied, the alcohol and acidity are balanced and the finish is long, clean, persistent and delicious. The 2013 Mosaico spent on year on its lees and was bottled by gravity on September 10th, 2014. Try this wine with all manner of fish and shellfish dishes as well as vegetables, chicken, pork or veal sausage and white meats that incorporate exotic and/or aromatic seasoning and spices. Our 2013 Mosaico is delicious now and will offer great drinking opportunities over at least the next five to seven years as our past vintages of Mosaico have been aging effortlessly for 5-8 years. Only 308 cases were produced of the 2013 vintage.