Country: Channing Daughters Sylvanus Vineyard
Region: New York
Producer: Channing Daughters
Varietal: White Blend
From the WineMakers:
"We are excited to offer you the new vintage of our Tocai Friulano from our home farm in Bridgehampton from the Sylvanus vineyard. We the only producer (for the moment) growing and making Tocai Friulano on the East End of Long Island, and one of only a handful in the United States who offer two distinct vineyard designated Tocais. Our Sylvanus vineyard Tocai was harvested by hand, whole-cluster pressed and fermented and raised in 47% stainless steel barrels and 53% older French puncheons for eleven and a half months. This white grape is native to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Northeast Italy and our version offers wonderfully fresh aromas and flavors of minerals, citrus fruits, fresh green almonds, spice and a salty tang. The wine is bone dry and possesses medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and great persistence on the long flavorful finish. Our Tocai has a great mouthfeel and manages the very gratifying textural paradox of a light, fresh, aromatic wine with a weighty, fleshy, fluidity that is just delightful. Our 2012 Tocai Friulano Sylvanus vineyard was bottled by gravity on September 13th, 2013. This is the quintessential prosciutto wine and also works well with other salumi and fresh cheeses, fricos, pastas and risotto, clams and white fleshed fish dishes. We hope you enjoy this delicious and unique white wine. Beware of over chilling the wine and muting the aromatics and enjoy this wine during is vibrant youth over the next one to three years after release. 268 cases produced."