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Paumanok Chenin Blanc 2013

Paumanok Chenin Blanc 2013

Sku: 045260

Year in and year out, this is one of the best American chenin blancs around...,Paumanok's from the N

Tasting notes
Fresh, crisp, racy, and bracing. Redolent of grapefruit with more subtle notes of pineapple, melon, apple and guava. Slightly off-dry, medium-bodied with a medium length finish.

Wine maker notes
2011 was one of the most challenging vintages we have yet faced. But it was a challenge that was met with dedication and perseverance in both the vineyard and the cellar. The growing season was marked by a series of rains that generated monthly totals in June, August and September that were well above normal. Especially challenging was the end of August which saw Tropical Storm Irene bring heavy winds, followed soon after by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee which brought heavy rain. All of this reduced sugar levels and exacerbated rot and required a great deal of extra effort in the vineyard including making in some cases severe selections and dropping unwanted fruit on the ground. This discipline paid off as the resulting wine is clean, fresh and honest to its varietal character. Even after the fruit-thinning, the vineyard yielded about 2.5 tons per acre. The 2011 vintage is made from fruit sourced from our original Chenin vineyard planted in 1982, another block planted in 2000 and from our newer Sound Avenue plantation of Chenin, planted in 2005. Average fermentation temperature was kept cool, around 60 F. The wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks to preserve varietal character. It was sealed with a screw cap to preserve freshness and cleanliness.

Technical notes
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc Alcohol: 11.0% pH: 3.39 Total acidity: 8.2 g/l Harvest Dates: September 30 & October 4, 2011 Brix at Harvest: 17.7, 18.1 Residual Sugar: 1.6% Bottling Date: November 4 & 23, 2011 Release Date: December 1, 2011 Production: 1306 cases

Food pairing
It makes an excellent companion to various white meat fish dishes, such as sea bass, flounder, cod and lobsters and especially oysters.

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Country: United States
Region: New York
Sub-Region: Long Island
Appellation: North Fork
Grape Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Type: Still wine

Reg. $28.99

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