When I got this assignment at the beginning of this semester, I was very excited and can not wait to do this assignment. So I and my friends went to a vineyard call Paumanok Vineyard at the end of September. It was a raining day. The place is located at 1074 Main Rd, Aquebogue, NY 11931. It was located in the North Fork of Long Island of AVA. When I got there, I fell in love with that place, everything is green. I love nature so nature. But luckily, we can visit the vineyard and go around before the rain falls down.
Paumanok Vineyard was founded in 1983 and owned by Ursula and Charles Massoud. It has around 127 acres. When we got in this vineyard, the tour guide led us to the place of grape immediately. in this vineyard, it grows a lot of different kinds of grapes variety, such as Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling, etc. This place has “Sandy, gravely sub-soil” and the climate is maritime. (Barnes, 2017) It is because there is a lot of water around this place.
When I arrive in Paumanok Vineyard, my first impression was wood. To me, everything in this house was made of wood. This place has a large vineyard outside of the house. Inside the house, there is a counter and bar station. It was made of wood. The floor and the tables also made of wood. To me, this place was natural and fresh. This place also makes their own wine. They got a lot of machine of winemaking and bottle the wine. This place is really big.
After the guided tour, we had a wine tasting. We had a wine tasting. The wine tasting in the vineyard and in the class is totally different. The tour guide helps us choose 5 wine and introduce to us. Then we tasted what the lady introduced to us. We had a taste of 2015 Festival Chardonnay, 2017 Chenin Blanc, 2016 Dry Riesling, 2016 Dry Rose and 2014 Melot. They all made by Paumanok Winery. The 2015 Chardonnay is a white wine which costs $19 per bottle. It has 12% alcohol. It is a fruity wine and it has a mango and pineapple flavors. It is balanced and finishes long. It also has a note of salty sea. (Iijima, 2018) The 2017 Chenin Blanc is also a fruity wine. it has a grapefruit, pineapple and melon noted. It tastes like lemon. This a little bit sour wine is good to pair with a shellfish or seafood dishes. The 2016 Riesling has 11% alcohol level. It cost around $22 per bottle. This wine was fermented in the stainless steel tank. It has a noted of lime, green apple, and white flowers. It is acidity wine and it can pair with a light dish such as white meat dishes and lighter fish. 2016 Rose has a noted of red berries and cinnamon. It has a taste of strawberry and raspberry. (Peartree, 2018). The last wine, 2014 Merlot was aging in the French oak for 16 months. It is a 13% alcohol level. (Parker 2017)
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