This wine is our white blend sister to our flagship red blend Bricolage Rouge and this 2014 vintage is our second release. The philosophy is to produce the best white blend Mike Hayes & I can from the wines from the Topper’s Mountain vineyard each vintage. This time, its a blend of Chardonnay (64%), Gewurztraminer (21%), Viognier (12%) & a touch of barrel aged Sauv Blanc (2%).
2014 Topper’s Mountain Bricolage Blanc
About the Blend
Bricolage Blanc is a traditional Topper´s Mountain white blend. Its assemblage varies every year as we always put together our best performers of the vintage. The 2014 contains four classic French varieties: Chardonnay which brings body and structure to the blend, Viognier adds robust texture and together with Gewurztraminer complex aromatics and flavours while the last contribution – dash of Sauvignon Blanc – adds freshness.
Rich, deep and complex aromatic profile stretches from ripe citruses like grapefruit and red orange over peaches and lychee to Turkish delight – Viognier and Gewurztraminer play the main role on the nose. This blend is a full bodied and cream like textured wine with complex and ripe flavours albeit relatively moderate alcohol. Smooth flavours of nectarines, ripe peaches, red oranges and lychee ending with a touch of cappuccino in a sweet and bitter finish.
Optimal serving temperature: 12 – 14 °C
Food pairing: Roasted and grilled chicken with cream based sauces or mildly spiced chicken curries as well as rich shellfish dishes like lobster or crab.
Region: New England
Varieties: Chardonnay (64 %), Gewurztraminer (21 %), Viognier (12 %), Sauvignon Blanc (3 %)
Alcohol content: 12,9 %
RS: 0,73 g/l
TA: 6,7 g/l
Bottle size: 750 ml
Cellaring potential: great now but will last and improve in the next four to six years under suitable cellaring conditions
Production: 1550 bottles
Awards & Reviews
Gold – Berlin Wine Trophy 2015