2013 Tocai Friuliano Mudd West Vineyard

It is very exciting for us to be able to work with specific sites and see their imprint and expression upon individual varieties and blends. In 2005 we planted the Mudd West Vineyard with Steve Mudd in several varieties including Tocai Friulano. We are one of only a handful of producers of Tocai Friulano in the United States. We have made Tocai from our Sylvanus Vineyard in Bridgehampton since 2002 and thought it would be cool, interesting and delicious to make one from their site on the North Fork. The soils are a bit different with the North Fork site a bit drier and a degree or two warmer. Now we are proud to offer you the 2013 vintage of Tocai Friulano from the Mudd West Vineyard. This dry white wine was fermented in 75% old French and Slovenian oak barrels and 25% small stainless steel barrels and offers medium-plus intensity of aromas and flavors. There are white flowers, Meyer lemons, fresh green almonds, white peaches, apple skin, brown spices, minerals, white grapefruit and something reminiscent of an ocean breeze. The wine is medium-bodied and has moderate alcohol and balanced acidity. There is a lovely, lengthy, refreshingly tangy finish. As always, the fruit was hand-harvested and whole-cluster pressed. The wine was bottled by gravity on October 16th, 2014. Match this long, pure, tasty wine with prosciutto, salami, porchetta, risi e bisi, fresh pea risotto or pasta, fava bean salads, fried fluke or fricos. Only 188 cases were made so do not wait! We recommend drinking this wine in the first two-three years after its release. 4 bottle max per customer.