Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Meditazione 2008
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!
Smells like lemon pledge and rubber. A little tannic, like a sweet tea, and a bit spicy on the finish.
Honey dessert aroma, with a dry slightly bitter body. Nice mouthfeel and finish, a little buttery
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
Not much nose, but the finish is reminiscent of chamomile and burnt rubber. Campfire scent.
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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.
358 cases produced.
Aged 18 months in Slovenian Oak.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
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