Paumanok

Chenin Blanc

White Wine

The Paumanok 2020 Chenin underwent a slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It was bottled with a screw cap to preserve freshness and cleanliness. The result is a fresh, crisp, racy, and bracing Chenin that is redolent of grapefruit and pineapple, with more subtle notes of melon, apple and guava. It makes an excellent companion to various white meat fish dishes, such as striped bass, flounder, cod and lobsters and especially oysters.

VARIETALS: Chenin Blanc (100%)
APPELLATION: North Fork of Long Island
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: New York
VINTAGE: 2020
Screw Cap

 SCORE: 87
 CRITIC: Mark Squires
 PUBLICATION: Wine Advocate

The 2020 Chenin Blanc is unoaked and comes in with six grams of residual sugar, 8.7 grams of total acidity and 11.3% alcohol. The sugar is a wee bit elevated, but the balance guarantees that this shows dry overall. The big acidity makes this even a bit tart at times, but the sugar cuts any shrillness out of that, and it shows just a hint of sweetness in its exuberant youth. As this ages, I suspect the balance will lean more and more to acidity. In the meanwhile, this is refreshing, tastes great, and it is perfect for warm weather. One thing it does not do very well just now is express the grape. A year in the bottle may change that story, but it certainly drinks nicely now in a straightforward style.

$ 23.99 (750ml)
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