2012 Envelope

It's Electric. The color, the aromas, the flavors, the textures all seem to pulse with vitality. Our 2012 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 moderate alcohol and a cleansing, juicy quality with full malo-lactic! This is fantastic stuff! Our 2012 Envelope is an intriguingly aromatic and an intoxicatingly delicious skin-fermented white (orange) wine. The flavors and aromas are reflective of apricots, peaches, honey, roses, lychees, brown spice, brown sugar, apple compote, minerals, butterscotch and dried papaya. This is nuts, yes there are those flavors too in this complex, inviting wine. Made from 66% Chardonnay, 26% Gewurztraminer and 8% Malvasia Bianca this is a dry, full-bodied white that has a gorgeous deep golden appearance. This is a balanced, long wine that is 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 with wild/ambient yeast) for 16 days on its skins after which the wine was bucketed out and pressed off then put in 75% new oak and 25% old/neutral oak (3 year old) where the wine spent 21 months before it was bottled by gravity on June 10th, 2014. Only 103 cases of this very special wine was produced. 4 bottle max per customer.