Channing Daughters Pazzo NV
Finally, dessert wine! Pazzo is delicious. Pazzo is a fortified and maderized wine made from the Merlot grape, the first and only on Long Island and maybe the world! Made in the manner of the wines of the island of Madeira, we present you with another Island Wine. For a long time we wanted to create a wine to pair with all the activities that come after the entrée; whether that is a cheese course, or nuts or a dessert featuring chocolate or fruit or just a tipple sitting by a warm fire. Now we have just the right drink and it only took us five years to make! So now we have finally decided to bottle some of this elixir. We took half of the wine (the other half will remain outside for another five years for the ten year old version!) and when the merlot arrived for our rosato this year we pressed and settled the juice and added a bit of that sweet merlot juice to give our Pazzo just a pinch of sweetness (1.6% or 16g/L). This was the final touch to bring the wine into that pleasure place of great balance, length and complexity. Pazzo means “mad” or “crazy” in Italian and this is our play and nod to the island of Madeira, and her wines, and the fact we are a little nuts to make a wine like this…though when you taste it you will be as happy as we are that we did. This rich dessert wine is bottled in half bottles (375 ml) and we produced 152 twelve-bottle cases.
Smells like whiskey. Thick, creamy, syrupy.
100 percent merlot, madierized, fortified with grape spirits, and then aged outside for 5 years. Toffee, caramel, burnt honey creme brulle, toasty notes, little earthy, yeasty on the finish Really different and enjoyable.
Food Pairings for Channing Daughters Pazzo
Our Pazzo is filled with aromas and flavors of figs, caramel, orange peel, spices, raspberry liqueur, nuts and dried fruit.
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