2016 Research Bianco



Our stable of skin-fermented white wines has continued to grow and this is our second vintage of 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 2016 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, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. Our 2016 Research Bianco is made from 53% Pinot Grigio, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat Ottonel, 7% Auxerrois, 6% Gruner Veltliner, 3% Arneis, 2% Gewurztraminer, 2% Semillon, 2% Tocai Friulano, 1% Moscato Giallo and 1% Malvasia. This 2016 Research Bianco was raised in older barrels, hogsheads and puncheons for ten months. It was fermented ambiently/wild with all the varieties co-fermented and spent nineteen days on its skins. Our 2016 Research Bianco is a gorgeous deep golden color with flecks of orange and copper and is full of flavors and aromas reminiscent of poached pears, quince, 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, about this wine...this skin-fermented white will pair well with roast chicken, grilled fish, pork chops, sausages and charcuterie boards, hard aged cheeses and cheese fondue! This wine was bottled on August 17th, 2017. 143 cases produced. This is a Wine Club exclusive and there is only enough to get each member one bottle!