2015 Brick Kiln Chardonnay – The Hamptons, AVA

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Restraint…Elegance…Finesse. These are the words that consistently spring to mind after smelling and tasting a new vintage of our 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 barrel fermented and raised in (82%) old French barriques (228L) and (18%) stainless steel barrels for ten months. The resulting wine is light straw-colored with gold and green inflections and is bone dry, medium-bodied, possesses moderate alcohol and juicy, balanced acidity. There are gorgeous aromas and flavors of pears, golden apples, white flowers, nectarine, 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 2015 Brick Kiln has a long, round, juicy finish that is persistent with pleasure. It is wonderful to have a Chardonnay that offers richness, satisfaction and weight and which still offers a lightness of being and keeps you coming back for more. Our 2015 Brick Kiln was bottled by gravity on July 21st, 2016 and 288 cases were produced. 1 case limit per customer.