2017 Pinot Grigio – Long Island, AVA

We always love offering a new vintage of Pinot Grigio as it defies the usual expectations of the grape. Our 2017 Pinot Grigio is alive with aromas and flavors of tree-ripe peaches (yellow and white), golden and granny-smith apples, pears, white flowers, brown spice, a touch of honey and what is becoming a tell-tale note in our whites; a salty, chalky minerality. This lovely dry white wine is clean, alluring and focused with loads of personality and a silken mouthfeel. We have often said that Pinot Grigio gets a bad rap from the thin, dilute industrial examples and we are proud to enlighten the naysayers with a Pinot Grigio of superior character. For our 2017 version all the fruit was hand-harvested, whole cluster-pressed, fermented in stainless steel barrels (73%) and older/neutral oak puncheons (27%). The wine was handled minimally and bottled by gravity (after eight months on its lees) on April 30th, 2018. Our 2017 is again composed of 100% Pinot Grigio.  The wine possesses a golden straw color, medium body, moderate alcohol, medium acidity and a long juicy, satisfying finish. The 2017 Pinot Grigio features fruit from both our home farm in Bridgehampton and from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork, hence the blended Long Island AVA. We are proud of our Pinot Grigio and encourage you to drink it with local fish and shellfish (especially fried), sheep's milk cheeses, zucchini frittatas, light chicken dishes, pastas and charcuterie. We made 582 cases of this wonderful wine and suggest taking advantage of the real and very attractive quality/value ratio.