2016 Mosaico

We are thrilled to release the next vintage of our delicious white wine Mosaico (especially since we did not make one in 2015). Mosaico is an exotic field blend that comes from a complanted block in our Sylvanus Vineyard on our estate in Bridgehampton. Our 2016 Mosaico is comprised of 32% Pinot Grigio, 29% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat Ottonel, 8% Gewurztraminer and 7% Tocai Friulano . This is a dry white wine where all the varieties were grown, harvested, pressed and fermented together in new (10%) and older (90%) oak barrels, hogsheads and puncheons. All the fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster-pressed, except for a bin of the Muscat and Gewurztraminer grapes which were fermented ambiently/wild on their skins and blended back in. This is a texturally delicious and aromatically unique white wine. The color is a beautiful light golden tone. The flavors and aromas are complex and deep and range from citrus fruit (lemon), tree fruit (pears, apples), stone fruit (peaches, apricots), and tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, lychee). In addition there are beautiful notes of flowers, honey, brown spices and saline minerality. The wine is medium bodied, the alcohol and acidity are balanced and the finish is long, clean, persistent and delicious. The 2016 Mosaico spent 11 months on its lees and was bottled by gravity on September 13th, 2017. Try this wine with all manner of fish and shellfish dishes as well as vegetables, chicken, pork or veal sausage and white meats that incorporate exotic and/or aromatic seasoning and spices. Our 2016 Mosaico is delicious now and will offer great drinking opportunities over at least the next five to seven years as our past vintages of Mosaico have been aging effortlessly for 5-8 years. Only 418 cases were produced of the 2016 vintage. 1 case max per customer.