Channing Daughters Cuvee Tropical White Blend
|Region||United States, New York, The Hamptons, Long Island|
Our 2008 Cuvee Tropical is alive with peaches, green melon, apples, minerals, white flowers, tropical fruits like pineapple and that undeniable, alluring grape scent from the Muscat. This straw-colored white wine is bone-dry, medium-bodied with moderate alcohol and has a juicy acid balance. The wine is comprised of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Muscat. The Chardonnay is the special musque clone from the Mudd vineyard and was fermented in stainless steel tanks. The Muscat comes from the Mudd West vineyard and was fermented on its skins (like a red wine), then raised in new French oak (for three months) and blended into the final wine. This is a delightful, gregariously aromatic, satisfying, jewel-like white wine. The 2008 Cuvee Tropical is ideal as an aperitif 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.