Runaway Rabbit, "Chester", Skin-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc
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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Runaway Rabbit, "Chester", Skin-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc - 2022

Item # 49793 750mL

A dry white blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, and Gewürztraminer from the North Fork of Long Island. The wine spends 2 weeks on the skins, giving it dried orchard fruit aromas and a medium body. Pair with roast pork and herbed apples.

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I love wines from the North Fork of Long Island, so I was overjoyed to see a new producer join our collection here at Astor. I was especially excited to discover that this wine is a gorgeous, skin-contact spontaneous fermentation Sauvignon Blanc (with supporting cast additions of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot for good measure) that sees two weeks on the skins. A complex nose of stone fruits, poached pear, and rummy strawberry zabaione got me really excited for a crunchy green apple palate with suggestions of ciders and tropical fruits. “We are a small, artisanal brand focusing on premium quality with minimal-intervention winemaking. Like a wild rabbit, our wine is an expression of pure nature. We hope you enjoy its unbridled beauty in every glass.” Runaway rabbit, you ran away with my heart. Only seventy-three cases produced.

- SG

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