2012 Brick Kiln Chardonnay

Restraint…Elegance…Finesse. These are the words that consistently spring to mind after smelling and tasting a new vintage of Brick Kiln Chardonnay. Deliciousness and reflection of place are what we seek, and they continue to find a home in this graceful white wine. Crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes that were hand-picked from our Brick Kiln Vineyard in Bridgehampton this beautiful white wine was whole cluster-pressed then fermented and raised in two old hogsheads (300L oak barrels), two old barrels (228L) and two old puncheons (500L) for eleven months. The resulting wine is straw-colored with green and gold inflections and is bone dry, medium-bodied, possesses moderate alcohol and juicy, balanced acidity. There are gorgeous aromas and flavors of pears, baked apples, just baked brioche, cream, lemon curd, brown spice and a saline minerality. Very tasty now, this wine is tight and young; unfolding in the glass slowly and with complexity that suggests it will develop for three or four years and drink well for at least five or more. Match this wine with salmon, arctic char, lobster pasta, smoked trout, ham, roast chicken, mushroom risotto or winter squash. Our 2012 Brick Kiln has a long, round, juicy finish that is persistent with pleasure. It is wonderful to have white wine that offers richness and satisfaction in the cold weather and which still offers a lightness of being and keeps you coming back for more. Our 2012 Brick Kiln was bottled by gravity on August 30th 2013, and only 146 cases were made. 6 bottle max per customer.