Pellegrini Vineyards Chardonnay Vintner's Pride
Bob and Joyce Pellegrini founded Pellegrini Vineyards in 1982. Located in Cutchogue, Long Island, New
York, the Pellegrinis began with just 30 acres, which now houses the oldest vines in the appellation. In
1988, they acquired two additional parcels just down the road - a 14-acre vineyard called South Harbor
and the 28-acre Richmond Creek vineyard both of which face south and are planted to well draining,
loamy soils. The Pellegrinis are dedicated farmers and viticulturists, their careful clonal and rootstock
selection and progressive growing methods are constantly tweaked so that they may create wines that
honestly express Long Island terroir. Winemaker Tom Drozd uses young vines and some purchased fruit
to produce their East End Select line of wines.
|Shows luscious fruit elements that are nicely integrated with rich cream and
hints of oak.
|A selection of the estate's best Chardonnay was barrel fermented and aged on the lees for 18-20 months
in French oak puncheons.