2011 Envelope

It’s Electric. The color, the aromas, the flavors, the textures all seem to pulse with vitality. Our 2011 Envelope is exotic, enticing, exciting and is all about paradox. A white wine with color…a white made like a red…a white with tannin and structure…a full-bodied, broad wine with just 10.85% alcohol…a cleansing, juicy quality with full malo-lactic and just 5.6 grams of acid. This is fantastic stuff! Our 2011 Envelope is an intriguingly aromatic and intoxicatingly delicious white wine. The flavors and aromas are reflective of apricots, peaches, honey, roses, lychees, brown spice, apple compote, minerals, butterscotch and dried papaya. This is nuts, yes there are those flavors too in this complex, inviting wine. Made from 62% Chardonnay, 28% Gewurztraminer and 10% Malvasia Bianca this is a dry, full-bodied white that has a gorgeous deep golden appearance. This is a balanced, long wine that would be delicious with, corn, squash, smoked ham, duck and figs, quince paste and cheese, seeds, root vegetables and caramelized flavors. All the fruit was hand-harvested from our home farm in Bridgehampton and was gently de-stemmed, crushed by foot and fermented on its skins. The wine was all co-fermented (all wild with ambient yeast) for 17 days on its skins after which the wine was bucketed out and pressed off then put in 52% new oak and 48% old/neutral oak where the wine spent 22 months before it was bottled by gravity on August 2nd, 2013. Only 138 cases produced. $42/bottle. 6 bottle max per customer.