Summer on Long Island: Our New White Wine Flight

We’ve revamped our white wine flight to feature some of the best that the North Fork has to offer. The three wine selections for the flight are chosen to highlight the different variations in color that white wines can take on. The wines are decanted to release distinct flavors and aromas, perfect for two during a summer afternoon on our patio.

Anthony Nappa’s Luminous

Anthony Nappa’s Luminous Riesling (Peconic) delivers a sweet beginning for this flight of three. This bright wine gets it’s sweetness during the fermentation process and features aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossoms. Light on the palate, flavors of golden apple and guava fruit lead to a crisp finish. The 2013 vintage of this wine earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.

Osprey’s Dominion Regina Maris Chardonnay

Osprey’s Dominion Regina Maris Chardonnay (Peconic) is the perfect balance to the sweet beginning of the flight. Not too sweet, this wine exhibits tropical flavor of apple, melon and a hint of pineapple. Delicious and crisp, the fruitiness of the wine is rounded out by hints of butter and toasty oak. This chardonnay grape is a 2011 North Fork vintage.

Bridge Lane White Merlot

The most unique of the three wines featured in the flight, Bridge Lane’s White Merlot (Mattituck) is actually made from traditional red Merlot grapes. The fruit is harvested early in the season and pressed delicately in clusters. The resulting juice has no contact with the red skins, resulting in the light color and bright grapefruit aroma. Citrus flavors of lemongrass and accompanying Fiji apple notes meet the palate followed by a clean finish.

Our local white wine flight offers samples of three local wines and is available for $25 at Bistro 72. Call 631.369.3325 for more details about our local wines and wine flights or to make reservations today.