2014 Red Hook Winery - Mattebella Vineyard Skin-Fermented Chardonnay (North Fork of Long Island)
Whole Cluster Fermentation in Open-Top Puncheons 6 Week Maceration Aged 18 Months in Neutral French Oak
The Mattebella Vineyard, situated outside of Southold on the North Fork of Long Island, is farmed by Christine and Mark Tobin and their family. This impossibly beautiful vineyard site, bordered by conifers and set amidst the sea air, is a model of the future of the North Fork. Christine and Mark (the farmer-owners) have been instrumental in helping to establish, along with a small group of fellow winegrowers, a new baseline of sustainable agricultural practices on the North Fork, called Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing.
Tasting Notes: tropical fruits, well balanced acidity fleshy chardonnay, good structure.