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Cuvee Tropical

This is an enchanting, exotically-fruited, exuberant white wine! Our 2013 Cuvee Tropical is alive with peaches, musk melon, yellow nectarines, apples, minerals, white flowers, tropical fruits like pineapple and that undeniable, alluring grape scent from the Muscat. This green tinged, straw-colored white wine is bone dry, medium-bodied with moderate alcohol and possesses a juicy acid balance. The wine is comprised of 89% Chardonnay and 11% Muscat. The Chardonnay is the special musque clone from the Mudd vineyard and was fermented wild/ambiently in two older oak hogsheads, one old/neutral French oak barrel and four stainless steel barrels. The Muscat comes from the Mudd West vineyard and was fermented on its skins (for 15 days, like a red wine), then raised in neutral/old French oak (for eight months) and blended into the final wine. This is a delightful, gregariously aromatic, satisfying, jewel-like white wine. The 2013 Cuvee Tropical is delicious on its own or as a match with mildly spicy foods and Pacific Rim flavors. The Cuvee is also at home with shellfish, white-fleshed fish and fresh cheeses. Our Cuvee Tropical is always comfortable with a variety of world cuisines from Japanese to Indian to Mexican to Caribbean to Spanish and back to American, so we encourage experimentation. We made 208 cases of this wine and it was bottled by gravity on May 8th, 2014. A final note…please do not drink this wine too cold - instead consume after just a few minutes in the fridge as to encourage its jovial, playful, perfumed personality.

 Producer Channing Daughters
 Region Long Island
 Country United States
 Varietals ChardonnayMuscat
 Vintage 2013

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Channing Daughters
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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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