Reserve Chardonnay 2004
Tasting Notes: Bright yellow in color. Wonderful aromas of peach and pineapple fill the nose. The wine is full of flavor with a beautiful balance of lush ripe chardonnay and fine acidity. This is an elegant wine, delicious and mouth filling. The finish is rich with pear and ripe apples and has classic minerality and fine hints of creamy lees. This wine highlights the great character Chardonnay gets at Wolffer Vineyards. Technical Notes: 100% Chardonnay, This wine is a blend of 6 different chardonnay lots that have all been handled in a different way. The perfectly ripened grapes were hand picked starting October 6th and finished on November 6th. The grapes were gently handled and pressed and the juice was chilled down to 50° and well settled followed by a traditional barrel-fermentation in 76% French Barrique and 24% in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation completed 50% and the wine matured surlees for a total period of 8 month with very little bâtonnage (stirring of the yeast). The blending of the 6 lots was done end mid June resulting in 1768 cases of the wine. Bottling was done mid August of 2005. Serving Suggestions: Serve slightly chilled. The elegant flavors and acidity, as well as the subtlety of this wine, will enhance all fish and white meat dishes.
Wölffer Estate an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition. Sagaponack, New York: Here, in the heart of the Hamptons, a collection of quaint villages stretched like a string of pearls on the shores of the Atlantic, is Wölffer Estate, a winery like none other on the east end of Long Island.