2013 Envelope — The Hamptons, Long Island AVA

_SQ-envelope.png

We have not released a new vintage of this very special wine for nearly two years! Wait no more...The Envelope please...and this wine is Electric! The color, the aromas, the flavors, the textures all seem to pulse with vitality. Our 2013 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 2013 Envelope is an intriguingly aromatic and an intoxicatingly delicious white 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 53% Chardonnay, 29% Gewurztraminer and 18% 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 with wild/ambient yeast) for 14 days on its skins after which the wine was bucketed out and pressed off then put in 45% new oak and 55% old/neutral oak (4-year-old) where the wine spent 24 months before it was bottled by gravity on November 13th 2015. Only 108 cases of this very special wine were produced. 4 bottle max per customer.