L'Enfant Sauvage Chardonnay
Our friends at Channing Daughters are always pushing the boundaries of traditional winemaking, but for this bottle, they turned their attention to one of the most traditional, respected winemaking styles: a Burgundy-style chardonnay.
The wine – made with 100% hand-harvested grapes from two vineyards in Bridgehampton, Long Island – is allowed to naturally ferment, and then gets aged in oak barrels for 20 months.
It's a gorgeous example of the style, with flavors of lemon curd, golden apple and pear, and fresh-baked brioche. Whether you're totally obsessed with traditional French Burgundy, or you usually favor an oakier, more fruit-forward Chardonnay, trust us, you'll want to try this wine.
tip of the tongue
Pair with all kinds of seafood, chicken, rabbit or pork. In summer, we love it with grilled shrimp; for spring and winter, it's amazing with roast chicken.
did you know?
Wineries can use different kinds of oak to age their wines. French is some of the subtlest, while Slovenian gives a little more vanilla, and American adds the most potent flavor. Channing Daughters ages L'Enfant Sauvage in a mix of separate French and Slovenian oak barrels, then blends them together.
100% chardonnay; 13% alcohol by volume; comes in a 750ml bottle.