2015 Research Bianco

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Our stable of skin-fermented white wines continues to grow with this addition of our 2015 Research Bianco. A partner in deliciousness to our Research Cab but fashioned from white fruit instead of red, this is our white scale version.  Our "Research Bianco" is a skin-fermented white wine blend in which the proportions and varieties change with each vintage. A good friend supplied the grapes from a "research" vineyard on the East End. All the grapes were grown together (a field blend), hand-picked, destemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand and shovel. Our 2015 Research Bianco is made from 36% Chardonnay, 17% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Albarino, 7% Auxerrois, 7% Verdejo, 6% Gruner Veltliner, 4% Viognier, 3% Aligote, 3% Tocai Friulano, 2% Semillon, 2% Pinot Grigio, 2% Malvasia, 2% Vermentino, 1% Arneis and 1% Muscat. Research Bianco was raised in one year-old hogsheads for eleven months.  It was fermented ambiently/wild with all the varieties co-fermented and spent nineteen days on its skins. Our 2015 Research Bianco is full of flavors and aromas reminiscent of poached pears, quince, and honey, butterscotch, brown spice, apple compote, burnt orange and golden raisins. The wine possesses medium body, juicy acidity and medium alcohol with pronounced aromatic intensity and long persistent length. There is something so heightened, so treble, so Freddy Mercury about this wine...in fact Queen would be great to pair with this skin-fermented white! Along with chicken sausages and charcuterie boards and hard aged cheeses and fondue and friends. This wine was bottled by gravity on September 9th 2016. 58 cases produced. 3 bottle max per customer.