2013 Tocai Friulano - Sylvanus Vineyard

We are excited to offer you the new vintage of our Tocai Friulano from our home farm in Bridgehampton from the Sylvanus Vineyard. We are the only producer (for the moment) growing and making Tocai Friulano on the East End of Long Island, and one of only a handful in the United States who offer two distinct vineyard designated Tocais. Our Sylvanus Vineyard Tocai was harvested by hand, whole cluster-pressed and fermented and raised in 60% stainless steel barrels and 40% older French and Slovenian oak for 12 months. This white grape is native to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Northeast Italy and our version offers wonderfully fresh aromas and flavors of green and yellow apples, white grapefruit, minerals, talc, asian pears and spice. Our Tocai is pale straw in color with gold/green reflections, the wine is bone dry and possesses a medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and great persistence on the long flavorful finish. Our Tocai has a great mouthfeel and manages the very gratifying textural paradox of a light, fresh, aromatic wine with a weighty, fleshy, fluidity that is just delightful. Our 2013 Tocai Friulano Sylvanus Vineyard was bottled by gravity on October 21st, 2014 and enjoyed the benefits of another year in the bottle before release, a luxury we can't always afford! This is the quintessential prosciutto wine and also works well with other salumi and fresh cheeses, fricos, pastas and risotto, white-fleshed fish dishes and local clams (in pasta, casino, baked, raw and on a pizza!) We hope you enjoy this delicious and unique white wine. Beware of overchilling the wine and muting the aromatics and enjoy this wine over the next one to three years.  Only 151 cases produced.  6 bottle max per customer.