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Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Meditazione 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Meditazione is an exotic, non-traditional white skin-fermented blend inspired by the “Vino da Meditazione” wines in the Friuli region of Northeast Italy. This is our fifth vintage of this wine and we are thrilled that the following for our Meditazione by consumers, the press and sommeliers has soared (Paul Grieco of Hearth and Terroir in NYC has called Meditazione “the greatest white wine in America”). So much so that we have made enough of the wine to send to the wine club for the first time!

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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

Member Reviews for Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Meditazione

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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.50 5
09/29/2011

Smells like lemon pledge and rubber. A little tannic, like a sweet tea, and a bit spicy on the finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
09/23/2011

Honey dessert aroma, with a dry slightly bitter body. Nice mouthfeel and finish, a little buttery


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
09/28/2011

Skin fermented white fruit blend. Funky skunk aroma, some apricots, bit dried fruit with burned rubber like characteristics Randomness going on with the palate as well. citrus toast get some oak. Another different funky one, unusual for me but if you want to try something weird go for it


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
3.50 5
09/27/2011

Not much nose, but the finish is reminiscent of chamomile and burnt rubber. Campfire scent.



Tasting Notes:

This is a style of wine that is ancient yet only relatively recently revived and touted in the wine world as part of the “orange” wine movement. Indeed the color of these wines is darker than other whites due to the skin maceration; ours has a beautiful rich, dark golden hue. Our 2008 Meditazione is dry, medium-plus in body, has moderate alcohol and juicy acidity. The flavors and aromas are exotic, concentrated, penetrating and complex. They remind one of chamomile tea, citrus and apple blossoms, fresh and dried apricots, pear skin, brown spice, nuts, peach and honey. This rich wine has sex appeal and a long persistent finish.

Meditazione is an exotic, non-traditional white skin-fermented blend inspired by the “Vino da Meditazione” wines in the Friuli region of Northeast Italy. This is our fifth vintage of this wine and we are thrilled that the following for our Meditazione by consumers, the press and sommeliers has soared (Paul Grieco of Hearth and Terroir in NYC has called Meditazione “the greatest white wine in America”). So much so that we have made enough of the wine to send to the wine club for the first time!

358 cases produced.

Aged 18 months in Slovenian Oak.

Aged 18 months in French Oak.


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