Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine is a floral and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. With notes of spice and cooling citrus, this local New York wine will sate even the hottest soul this week!
Named for the 114-year-old Orient Point Lighthouse at the tip of the North Fork of Long Island, Coffee Pot Cellars is fairly new to that wine community. Local winemaker, Adam Suprenant began as an independent label in 2008, with just four wines to start. Now a brand new tasting room, along with locally produced honey (and live bees!) and jams, showcases all this small label has to offer.
The Sauvignon Blanc is golden colored with soft floral aromas of lilies and limes. That citrus carries to the palate with crisp and bright lemon and lime, but it isn’t overly tart. It has a touch of spice along with natural mineral quality. Between that spice and the floral notes, it also has characteristics of a Viognier; This is a full-bodied and well structured white wine. This pairs perfectly with the North Fork’s own Peconic Bay scallops and oysters as well as local summer salads and fruits.
It is evident that this winemaker appreciates the local terroir with the care put into each bottle. While this is mostly sold in Long Island, there are a few spots in New York. Stop in to the tasting room next time you’re touring the North Fork wine region and get a taste of the region. Enjoy!
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