We asked six local food and wine professionals to recommend a wine for you to try this summer. The only catch for wine industry folks: They couldn’t select their own.
So which ones do the local experts think you should try this summer?
We hope you like chardonnay.
2012 The Wild! Chardonnay
Chosen by Miguel Martin, winemaker at Palmer Vineyards in Aquebogue.
“It is unique, naturally fermented and complex wine,” he said.
Chosen by Craig Attwood, executive chef, Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport.
“The Topaz is versatile and goes well with sweet and savory foods,” he said.
Anthony Nappa Wines
2013 Sciardonne Chardonnay
Chosen by Alicia Ekeler-Valle, director of tasting room operations, Lieb Cellars, Mattituck
“The unoaked chardonnay has punchy acidity, aromas of tropical fruit and a rich body and finish without being too hefty,” she said.
2012 Pinot Grigio
Chosen by Michael Moreo, owner Front Street Bistro, Greenport.
“The tasting notes are right on the nose and we feel it’s important that a wine taste as it’s labeled. Everyone who has tasted this has sensed and enjoyed the apricot and hints of vanilla,” he said.
2012 First Label Sauvignon Blanc
Chosen by Kalergis Dellaportas, co-owner and head chef, Port Six Three One, Southold
“It’s real crisp with hints of pear and apple. I could sip it all day,” he said.
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Chosen by Rachel Murphy, owner Soundview Inn & Restaurant, Greenport
“It is light, crisp and fruity. It pairs perfectly with clams and oysters on the half shell — all that summertime stuff,” she said.
This story was originally published in the summer 2014 edition of the Long Island Wine Press