The White Bottle

($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!

AWARDS:

  • The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – 2019 Bronze, 2018 GOLD
  • The Int’l Eastern Wine Competition – 2011 GOLD, 2010 GOLD
  • BTI World Wine Championships – 2016 GOLD, 2015 Silver
  • BTI Regional Review – 2017 Bronze, 2016 Silver, 2013 GOLD Best NJ White
    Wine, 2012 Silver Best NJ White Wine
  • Bottle2Bottle Competition Best of the Region – 2014 GOLD
  • TEXSOM International Wine Awards – 2015 Silver
  • Finger Lakes International Wine Competition – 2017 Bronze
  • International Women’s Wine Competition – 2013 Bronze
  • American Wine Society Wine Competition – 2012 Bronze
  • American Wine Tasting by James Suckling – 2018 Score 88
  • BTI NJ Wine Competition – 2018 Bronze
  • NJ Wine Competition – 2011 Bronze, 2010 Silver, 2009 Silver

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