The White Bottle

($6.50/$18/16.20)

Aromatic and vibrant French style Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel tanks then
sur lie aged in French oak barrels for 6 months creating a creamy mid-palate with
emphasis on mouthwatering fruit and acidity.

THE GRAPES:

  • Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Chardonnay is a French vinifera grape
    that originated in the Burgundy region of France. It is grown in many regions of
    the old world and new world.
  • Our Chardonnay block is located at Woodfield vineyards.

THE WINE:

    • We cold ferment the juice in SS tanks which produces a wine that is fresh and
      acidic on the palate then put the wine in new and used French oak barrels to age
      for about six months.
    • Six months in oak keeps the wine lightly oaked. Using French oak barrels
      extracts flavors slowly and deliberately into the wine due to the tight grained
      nature of the French oak species.
    • The barreled wine is stirred every 2 weeks so the fine solids (a mixture of grape
      and yeast solids) that drop to the bottom of the barrels are integrated back into
      the wine creating additional flavors and aromas of nut, bread and yeast and
      shaping the mouthfeel of the wine.
    • Acidity is maintained in the wine by retaining the natural malic acid in a portion of
      the barreled wine. Malic acid causes the bright tartness in fruits such as apples.
      However, this acid can be transformed into lactic acid with the introduction of a
      common bacterium (now cultivated in lab). Malic acid is transformed into the
      softer creamy and sometimes buttery lactic acid. We inoculate the remaining
      barrels with this bacterium allowing malolactic fermentation to occur. Small
      amounts of carbon dioxide are also produced and this process is sometimes
      called a “secondary fermentation”.
    • When tasting this well-integrated wine, you are first captured by the nutty notes
      which lead to bright fruity aromas of apples, guava, and fresh melon. The palate
      has a mellow thread of toasty oak, soft melon flavors and baked apple with a
      creamed-spice finish.
    • The wine pairs well with truffle cheese, cream sauces, salmon and chicken.
    • The White Bottle should be served at slightly cooler than room temperature at
      60-65 degrees. It has about 13.5% alcohol.

THE NAME:

  • Named in honor of the Beatles White Album!

Recipes

Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • 14 ounce can artichoke hearts , drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach , thawed and liquid squeezed out

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • To a mixing bowl add sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, drained spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic and 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Combine until smooth.
  • Place in a greased baking dish (most pan sizes around 8×8 in or a little smaller will work. You could even use a glass pie dish).
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
    Serve warm with crackers or bread.

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