Channing Daughters Winery Research Bianco 2019 Orange 750ml

SKU: NYCDWRB19 ISBN: 659183153241

Wine Information:

Country: USA

Region: New York

Appellation: North Fork

Variety: White Blend


Wow, this wine jumps out of the glass and envelops you in a whirlwind of tropical and stone fruit aromas! Our stable of skin-fermented white wines has continued to grow and this is our fifth vintage of Research Bianco. A partner in deliciousness to our Research Cab but fashioned from white fruit instead of red, this is our white-scale version. Our 2019 Research Bianco is a skin-fermented white wine blend in which the proportions and varieties change with each vintage. A good friend supplied the grapes from a "research" vineyard on the East End. All the grapes were grown together (a field blend), hand-picked, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. Our 2019 Research Bianco is made from 39% Chardonnay, 37% Muscat, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Malvasia, 3% Verdejo, 3% Albarino, 1% Gewurztraminer, 1% Semillon, 1% Tocai Friulano, and 1% Pinot Grigio. This 2019 Research Bianco was raised in older oak barrels, hogsheads and puncheons for one year. It was fermented ambiently/wild with all the varieties co-fermented and spent just over thirty-six days on its skins. Our 2019 Research Bianco is a gorgeous deep golden color and is full of flavors and aromas reminiscent of pineapple, mango, dried apricots, poached pears, quince, and honey, butterscotch, brown spice, apple compote, burnt orange and golden raisins. The wine possesses medium-body, juicy acidity and medium-alcohol with pronounced aromatic intensity and long persistent length. There's something so heightened, so treble, so Freddie Mercury about this wine...in fact, music by Queen would be great to pair with this skin-fermented white! (Along with roast chicken, grilled fish, pork chops, sausages and charcuterie boards, hard aged cheeses and fondue and friends). This wine was bottled on November 12, 2020. 308 cases produced. 

Bitter orange on the nose with some apricot. The color is a nice amber. Marmalade palate with a slight bite but definitely a smooth-drinking experience. Would be a perfect complement for a cheese plate, or a holiday feast.