Antebellum White 2022

This wine was made from a complex blend of our own estate Vidal Blanc and Vignoles grapes, blended with “Opportunity” grapes from Kenton, TN, and Chardonnay from Washington state. This blend was fermented for a few months in stainless steel tanks then it was transferred to recently emptied Tennessee whiskey barrels for another six months of barrel aging. This “whiskey barrel aging” further mellows the wine and infuses it with extra layers of delicious complexity.   Though there are a few other “bourbon barrel aged” white wines on the market today, we were one of the first modern American wineries to age dry white wine in charred oak whiskey barrels, and the Antebellum White blend itself is totally unique to us.

Food Pairing: fried chicken, chicken satay, teriyaki-flavored recipes, spicy shrimp, and blackened fish recipes

Sensory Notes:
Style: tropical fruit-forward and TN whiskey barrel-aged
Sweetness: dry
Color: pale golden yellow
Aroma: toasted coconut and vanilla
Flavor: piña colada and dried banana chips

Technical Data:
Alcohol:15% ABV
Residual Sugar: .2g/L (1.5 grams of sugar per bottle)
Varietals: 42% Vidal Blanc, 25% Chardonnay, 24% Opportunity, 9% Vignoles