Channing Daughters Vino Bianco Long Island 2016

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Christopher Tracy, winemaker and wearer of many other hats, has created an array of compelling wines. Tracy essentially fell in love with winemaking: he initially began visiting Long Island tasting wines, then began to spend more time during visits, eventually helping out at the winery until he was finally helping in the winemaking process. The variety of grapes grown and vinified at Channing Daughters is dizzying, including standbys such as chardonnay and cabernet franc, but expanding to malvasia, dornfelder and blaufränkisch, and the list goes on. Long Island is a climate unique to New York because of the cool, Atlantic breezes, which makes it hospitable to such a wide variety of grapes. They prioritize sustainability and allowing the wines to express a sense of place; these are handcrafted wines with intensive labor and care put into them. The Vino Bianco is a blend of nearly equal parts tocai friulano, sauvignon blanc, and pinot grigio, with 8% chardonnay - fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak. Aromas abound: citrus and orchard fruit, white flowers, white peaches, a hint of spice, and the sea. Dry, complex and intoxicating, this juicy, textured white benefited from eleven months on its lees. An excellent match for vegetarian moussaka or grilled fish with remoulade, enjoy some now, but hold onto a few bottles for 3-4 years, you'll be glad you did! Sustainably grown, New York State.


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