Received a case of this wine recently. Enjoyed a couple of bottles, but then noticed some discoloration in a couple of other bottles in case. This is normally a very clear white wine, and one bottle had a dark redish-brown color, another had a little lighter redish brown color. I was instructed by Wine Chateau via email to discard and issued a credit?(refund?) with no further explanation? Maybe it was old and beyond consume date; maybe was not sealed properly; maybe just bad wine from start? Lots of maybes. Maybe I wont be ordering this again. Maybe Wine Chateau could do a better job of communicating here? Can you give me reassurance of future orders? Was this just a rare situation?
I received a case of white wine recently. Is it customary to have different vintage years in the same case? I have heard whites do not hold up well over time and most to be consumed within 1-2 years. Most of the bottles in my case were vintage years 2007, some 2010. Is this wine ok considering it is already 5 years old?
Wine Maker Notes
Grapes are harvested by hand, starting with Pinot Grigio in the first few days of September and followed a week later by the Chardonnay. After a light pressing and fermentation, the two varieties are blended together and spend the next three months in stainless steel tanks maintained at a cool temperature to accentuate the floral-fruit characteristics of this wine.
This wine is made from a blend of 60% Pinot Grigio and 40% Chardonnay. The grapes come from carefully selected hillside vineyards throughout the three districts that northeast Italy’s Tre Venezie region.
Grapes are harvested entirely by hand, starting with Pinot Grigio in the beginning of September followed by the Chardonnay a week later.
Each grape variety is pressed and fermented individually in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
When fermentation is complete, the two wines are blended together and spend the next three months in stainless steel tanks held at a cool temperature to accentuate the fresh fruit and floral characteristics of the wine. This wine is intended to be consumed in its youth.
Appetizers, fish, shellfish and chicken entrées, pastas prepared in creamy butter sauces, mild-flavored vegetarian dishes.