2015 Vino Bianco – Long Island AVA

Our Vino Bianco is a delicious, symphonic white blend.  This wine celebrates both forks of the East End of Long Island and has since its first vintage in 2001. Likely the first "white blend" in the region it has inspired a slew of new blends from other producers creating a category in which the Long Island region excels. Our 2015 Vino Bianco is made from 36% Pinot Grigio, 26% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Tocai Friulano and 23% Chardonnay.  The wine is alive with aromas and flavors of citrus fruit, white flowers, green apples, lemon curd, white peaches, pears, spice and the Sea. The wine is juicy and texturally satisfying, succulent, complex, long and beguiling. We believe in blending because it can often create more complex, complete and ultimately delicious wines. This is demonstrated by the versatility of the wine at the table. Able to pair with shellfish and fish dishes as well as feel comfortable with poultry, veal (vitello tonnato) and even pork, our 2015 Vino Bianco offers a wealth of opportunities and tastes and textures. For this wine all the varieties were harvested and vinified separately and then blended together. The Sauvignon Blanc, Tocai, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio were all fermented and raised in a combo of stainless steel, new oak and older oak barrels and hogsheads.  The wine spent eleven months on its lees and 395 cases were bottled by gravity on September 14th, 2016.  This wine has benefited from some resting in the bottle and is absolutely delicious now and will drink wonderfully for another three to four years.