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Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2006

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Our new wine, Mosaico, is an exotic field blend made from a very special mix of grape varieties. The fruit comes from a complanted vineyard block on the western side of our Sylvanus vineyard here in Bridgehampton. The 2006 Mosaico is comprised of 34% Pinot Grigio, 33% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Tocai Friulano, 6% Gewurztraminer and 6% Muscat Ottonel. This is a dry white wine where all the grape varieties were harvested, pressed and fermented together in a stainless steel tank (81%) and three new Slovenian and French oak barrels (19%). All the fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster-pressed together, except the Muscat which was fermented on its skins in a bin and blended back in. This white wine is texturally, aromatically and deliciously unique. The aroma is heady with scents of cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, rose petal, citrus, apples and a central streak of minerality. There are hints of brown spice on the palate and a juicy persistent finish. It has an underlying exotic nature that is perfumed, honeyed, apricoty and nutty that comes from the skin-fermented Muscat. It is subtle (it's only six percent after all) but it lends the wine a kind of intriguing ephemeral nature that keeps you sticking your nose in the glass and the wine in your mouth. Mosaico first reminds you of spring and then you realize it has a more symphonic nature that can complement a variety of foods through all four seasons. Fluke tartar, smoked trout, a citrus roast chicken, or a lobster and bacon risotto would all be wonderful with our Mosaico. This is a wine that can pair well with fresh, crisp, acidic foods as well as match with richer more autumnal flavors. This wine is a mosaic of grapes and a mosaic of vinification techniques, it is a mosaic of ideas and people and it is inspired by the mosaic that is America as well as the mosaic of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. We hope you enjoy this new wine and find a delightful Mosaico of flavors and sensations. Cheers! 408 cases made. One case maximum per customer.

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Channing Daughters Winery:
Atlantic breezes cool our vineyards creating a climate hospitable to a wide array of fascinating grape varieties. At Channing Daughters we grow and create wines from the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Malvasia, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Bianco, and the red varieties Merlot, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Cabernet Franc, and Cab... Read more
Atlantic breezes cool our vineyards creating a climate hospitable to a wide array of fascinating grape varieties. At Channing Daughters we grow and create wines from the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Malvasia, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Bianco, and the red varieties Merlot, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Soon the reds Teroldego, Refosco and Lagrein will join them. We are the only winery on the East End growing and producing wines from many of these grapes. Our home is a beautiful plot of land in Bridgehampton that contains twenty-five acres of vines, our small winery and tasting room. We source about fifty percent of our grapes from special sites and people on the North Fork. We allow our wines to naturally express the earth that grows them. Small and unique vineyard lots of grapes are fermented and bottled separately, bearing a Vineyard Designation and Appellation of Origin. Channing Daughters is proud to produce wines bearing all three Long Island AVA’s. The North Fork of Long Island, The Hamptons, and Long Island are all utilized. Whether it is a varietal Sauvignon Blanc from the Mudd Vineyard on the North Fork, Blaufrankisch from our Sylvanus Vineyard on our Estate in Bridgehampton or a blend of varieties and vineyards like our Vino Bianco, which bears a Long Island AVA, we believe in celebrating the place, vineyards and region from which we are lucky enough to produce wine. We are also grateful to be working with mature vineyards. Our own Sculpture Garden Vineyard was planted in 1982 and the Mudd Vineyard on the North Fork (one of our most prized sources) was planted between 1975 and 1983. Read less

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Our new wine, Mosaico, is an exotic field blend made from a very special mix of grape varieties. The fruit comes from a complanted vineyard block on the western side of our Sylvanus vineyard here in Bridgehampton. The 2006 Mosaico is comprised of 34% Pinot Grigio, 33% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Tocai Friulano, 6% Gewurztraminer and 6% Muscat Ottonel. This is a dry white wine where all the grape varieties were harvested, pressed and fermented together in a stainless steel tank (81%) and three new Slovenian and French oak barrels (19%). All the fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster-pressed together, except the Muscat which was fermented on its skins in a bin and blended back in. This white wine is texturally, aromatically and deliciously unique. The aroma is heady with scents of cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, rose petal, citrus, apples and a central streak of minerality. There are hints of brown spice on the palate and a juicy persistent finish. It has an underlying exotic nature that is perfumed, honeyed, apricoty and nutty that comes from the skin-fermented Muscat. It is subtle (it's only six percent after all) but it lends the wine a kind of intriguing ephemeral nature that keeps you sticking your nose in the glass and the wine in your mouth. Mosaico first reminds you of spring and then you realize it has a more symphonic nature that can complement a variety of foods through all four seasons. Fluke tartar, smoked trout, a citrus roast chicken, or a lobster and bacon risotto would all be wonderful with our Mosaico. This is a wine that can pair well with fresh, crisp, acidic foods as well as match with richer more autumnal flavors. This wine is a mosaic of grapes and a mosaic of vinification techniques, it is a mosaic of ideas and people and it is inspired by the mosaic that is America as well as the mosaic of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. We hope you enjoy this new wine and find a delightful Mosaico of flavors and sensations. Cheers! 408 cases made. One case maximum per customer.

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