Grapes: Tocai Friulano
Region: North Fork of Long Island
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Notes from the wine maker:
We are excited to offer you the new vintage of our Tocai Friulano! In 2017 it is a 100% Tocai Friulano blend of the two vineyards we work with, one from our home farm in Bridgehampton from the Sylvanus Vineyard, the other the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork! We are one of just a couple producers growing and making Tocai Friulano on the East End of Long Island, and one of only a handful in the United States. Our Tocai was harvested by hand, whole cluster-pressed and fermented, and raised in 60% stainless steel barrels and 40% older French oak barrels for eight months. This white grape is native to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Northeast Italy and our version offers wonderful aromas and flavors of green and yellow apples, white grapefruit, marcona almonds, minerals, talc, Asian pears and spice.
Our Tocai is pale straw in color with gold/green reflections, the wine is bone dry and possesses a medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and great persistence on the long flavorful finish. Our Tocai has a great mouthfeel and manages the very gratifying textural paradox of a light, fresh, aromatic wine with a weighty, fleshy, fluidity that is just delightful.
Quintessential prosciutto wine and also works well with other hams, salumi, fresh cheeses, fricos, pastas and risotto. Also, white fleshed fish dishes and our local clams (in pasta, casino, baked, raw and on a pizza!) are a tasty match.