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Clones is a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a skin-fermented twist! Our 2010 Clones is alluring and sexy. Clones is an exotic white blend that is based primarily on ten distinct clones of Chardonnay and also includes three other grape varieties. The 2010 version is composed of 89% Chardonnay, 8% Gewurztraminer, 2% Tocai Friulano and 1% Pinot Grigio. This dry white wine is light gold in color with medium intense aromas and flavors of poached pear, toasted apple, minerals, brown spices, lemon glaze, honey, brioche and white flowers. Our 2010 “Clones” is medium-bodied, has moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and long, persistent flavorful finish. The wine was fermented and raised in Slovenian and French oak (7 hogsheads and 3 barrels) of which 11% were new and 89% were neutral. All of the wine was fermented with ambient/wild yeast and went through a “natural” secondary or malo-lactic fermentation. The oak integration (17 months in barrel) in our 2010 Clones is wonderful and the balance of fruit, acid, alcohol and oak coupled with the finesse and paradoxical texture of richness and roundness with a precise and angular mouthfeel, make this a truly excellent bottle of Chardonnay. The finish is long, complex and persistent. The fruit for the wine was all hand-harvested and the Chardonnay was whole cluster-pressed while the gewurz, tocai and pinot grigio were fermented on their skins and then blended back into the Chardonnay lot. The juice and wine were handled minimally and the wine was bottled by gravity on February 27th, 2012. While irresistible now our 2010 “Clones” will improve for two or three years in the bottle and drink well for at least five years. Pair this tasty white with a roast chicken, smoked trout, crispy skin wild salmon or char, sautéed scallops, local monkish, mushroom risotto or a clam pie. 298 cases produced.

 Producer Channing Daughters
 Region Long Island
 Country United States
 Varietals Chardonnay
 Vintage 2010

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About the Producer

Channing Daughters

Channing Daughters

Bridgehampton, New York, United States Bridgehampton, New York, United States

A Vineyard with a Purpose Atlantic breezes cool our vineyards creating a climate hospitable to a wide array of fascinating grape varieties. At Channing Daughters we grow and create wines from over two dozen varieties. The white grapes include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc,...

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