Channing Daughters Vino Bianco Technical Info

Our Vino Bianco is a delicious, symphonic white blend.  This wine celebrates both forks of the East End of Long Island and has since its first vintage in 2001. Likely the first "white blend" in the region, it has inspired a slew of new blends from other producers creating a category in which the Long Island region now excels.  Our 2013 Vino Bianco is made from 38% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Pinot Grigio, 22% Tocai Friulano and 9% Chardonnay.  The wine is alive with aromas and flavors of citrus fruit, white flowers, green apples, lemon curd, white peaches, pears, spice and the sea. The wine is juicy and texturally satisfying, succulent, complex, long and beguiling. We believe in blending because it creates more complex, complete and ultimately delicious wines. This is demonstrated by the versatility of the wine at the table. Able to pair with shellfish and fish dishes as well as feel comfortable with poultry, veal (vitello tonnato) and even pork, our 2013 Vino Bianco offers a wealth of opportunities, tastes and textures. For this wine all the varieties were harvested and vinified separately and then blended together. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel. The Tocai, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio were all fermented and raised in a combo of stainless steel, new oak and older oak barrels and puncheons. In total 62% of the wine was in steel, 25% in older oak and 13% in new oak. The wine spent nine months on its lees and 398 cases were bottled by gravity on June 5th, 2014.  This wine has benefited some resting in the bottle and is absolutely delicious now and will drink wonderfully for another three to four years.