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Meditazione is an exotic, non-traditional white skin-fermented blend inspired by the “Vino da Meditazione” wines in the Friuli region of Northeast Italy. This is our eighth vintage of this wine and we are thrilled that the following for our Meditazione by consumers, the press and sommeliers has soared. This is a style of wine that is ancient yet only relatively recently revived and touted in the wine world as the “orange” wine movement. Indeed sometimes the color of these wines are darker than other whites due to the skin maceration, ours has a beautiful rich, golden hue with a touch of amber. Our 2011 Meditazione is comprised of 75% Chardonnay, 8% Muscat Ottonel, 8% Pinot Grigio, 4% Viognier, 2% Tocai Friulano, 2% Semillon and 1% Aligote. All the fruit for our Meditazione was hand-harvested from our estate in Bridgehampton and the Research vineyard on the North Fork. The fruit was de-stemmed and the grapes were fermented together wild/ambiently on their skins for eleven days in one ton open top fermenter bins. Raised in 100% new Slovenian oak hogshead and puncheon for 20 months, this is a textured, aromatic and delicious white wine that appeals to both the senses and the intellect. Our 2011 Meditazione is dry, medium plus in body, on the low side of moderate alcohol (11.93%) and possesses juicy acidity. The flavors and aromas are exotic, concentrated, penetrating and complex. They remind one of chamomile tea, citrus and apple blossoms, fresh and dried apricots, pear skin, brown spice, nuts, peach and honey. The fruit spectrum runs the gamut from citrus to tropical! This rich wine has sex appeal and a long persistent finish. Drink our 2011 Meditazione with game birds (squab, quail), pork belly, sausages, aged alpine cheeses and fish dishes containing nuts, seeds or squash. It will also be excellent with veal Marsala and items with sherry sauces. Do not over chill this wine as it will mute the flavors and try thinking about it more in the context of a red wine which will open a new universe to you.

 Producer Channing Daughters
 Region Long Island
 Country United States
 Varietals ChardonnayMuscat OttonelPinot Gris (Grigio)Viognier
 Alcohol 11.93% alc/vol
 Vintage 2011

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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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