2014 Cuvee Tropical

This is an enchanting, exotically-fruited, exuberant white wine! Our 2014 Cuvee Tropical is alive with white peaches, yellow nectarines, green apples, white flowers, tropical fruits like pineapple and that alluring grape scent from the Muscat as well as that undeniable saline minerality that runs through so many of our wines. This green tinged-straw colored white wine is bone dry, medium-bodied with moderate alcohol and possesses a juicy acid balance. The wine is comprised of 75% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Grigio and 7% Muscat. The Chardonnay is the special musque clone from the Mudd vineyard and was fermented wild/ambiently in older oak hogsheads, old/neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel barrels. The Muscat comes from the Mudd West vineyard and was fermented on its skins (for 15 days, like a red wine), then raised in neutral/old French oak (for ten months) and blended into the final wine. The Pinot Grigio is from both our home farm in Bridgehampton as well as the Mudd West vineyard on the North Fork. This is a delightful gregariously aromatic, satisfying, jewel-like white wine. The 2014 Cuvee Tropical is delicious on its own or as a match with mildly spicy foods and Pacific Rim flavors. The Cuvee is also at home with shellfish (raw or cooked), white-fleshed fish and fresh cheeses. Our Cuvee Tropical is always comfortable with a variety of world cuisines from Japanese to Indian to Mexican to Caribbean to Spanish and back to American, so we encourage experimentation. We made 316 cases of this wine and it was bottled by gravity on June 19th, 2015. A final note...please do not drink this wine to cold - instead consume after just a few minutes in the fridge as to encourage its jovial, playful, perfumed personality. Cheers! 1 case max per customer.