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Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Envelope 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

“Clones”, a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a twist, will fit the bill with delicious style. Clones is an exotic white blend that is based primarily on ten distinct clones of Chardonnay and also includes a small percentage of five other grape varieties. The 2008 version is composed of 90% Chardonnay, 6% Tocai Friulano, 1% Gewurztraminer, 1% Aligote, 1% Semillon and 1% Viognier. The wine was fermented and raised in 24% stainless steel barrels, 51% older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels and 25% new French oak barrels. The twenty-five percent in new oak was fermented with wild, ambient yeast. The fruit for the wine was all hand-harvested and whole cluster-pressed. The juice and wine were handled minimally and the wine was bottled by gravity on September 4, 2009.

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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

External Reviews for Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Envelope

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/17/2010

This white wine was fermented as though it were a red wine. Why do this? Why not? The result is an exotic, dry wine with a good dose of yellow color and spicy, aromatic fruits.



Tasting Notes:

This dry white wine is straw-colored with medium intense aromas and flavors of pear, apple, mineral, brown spice and citrus fruit. Our 2008 Clones is medium-bodied, has moderate (12.7%) alcohol, juicy acidity and long, persistent flavors. The integration in our 2008 Clones is wonderful with a fine balance of fruit, acid, alcohol and oak. The wine shows finesse with a paradoxical texture of rich and round with a precise and angular mouth-feel. This makes a truly excellent bottle of Chardonnay.

“Clones”, a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a twist, will fit the bill with delicious style. Clones is an exotic white blend that is based primarily on ten distinct clones of Chardonnay and also includes a small percentage of five other grape varieties. The 2008 version is composed of 90% Chardonnay, 6% Tocai Friulano, 1% Gewurztraminer, 1% Aligote, 1% Semillon and 1% Viognier. The wine was fermented and raised in 24% stainless steel barrels, 51% older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels and 25% new French oak barrels. The twenty-five percent in new oak was fermented with wild, ambient yeast. The fruit for the wine was all hand-harvested and whole cluster-pressed. The juice and wine were handled minimally and the wine was bottled by gravity on September 4, 2009.

462 cases produced.

Notes: Fermented and raised in 24% stainless steel barrels, 51% older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels and 25% new French oak barrels.


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