2010 Bouquet White Dessert Wine
The North Fork of Long Island, New York
Intense and gorgeously balanced, Bouquet seduces with every sip. This Vin Doux Naturel is a blend of Chardonnay (60%) and Gewurztraminer (40%). Closure: cork.
An exotic expression of orange, ginger, lychee and rose scents. Vivid fruit creates a beautiful counterpoint to the wine’s crisp acidity and medium-high alcohol. Pleasantly sweet, soft, light-bodied, lingering in perfume and mellow in taste.
L.I. vines benefitted from early spring rain during the growing season. A very warm and exceptionally dry summer sped up the ripening of grapes. Light rain during the early fall contributed to the quality of the vintage. Fall weather was perfect for harvesting without having to rush..
During fermentation, yeasts transform the grapes’ sugar into alcohol, CO2 gas and heat. To capture and save some of the grape’s sugar from fermenting, the must (a mixture of grape juice, stems, grape skins seeds and pulp) is fortified with grape spirit. The remaining unfermented sugar, called residual sugar (RS), creates a sweet wine. Alc.: 17% pH: 3.10 TA: 4.77 RS: 50 g/L.
This wine is lighter bodied and more delicate than most dessert wines. Serve as the finale to a beautiful meal, on its own or accompanied by biscotti, madeleines, nougatine, petits fours or other miniature desserts. Or, try it with foie gras for savory contrast.
89 RP, eRobertParker.com, Issue 219, June 30, 2015
Double Gold, New York Wine and Food Classic, 2013
$24.99 / 375 ml