Why Brandy? Roman Roth is always enchanted by a new project, and wanted to highlight on of his most prized grapes: Chardonnay. Here at Wölffer Estate, we planted Dijon Clone 76, a strain of Chardonnay that ripens earlier and develops flavors similar to White Burgundy wines, including tropical fruit and grapefruit. These grapes are used to produce our esteemed Perle and award winning Diosa Late-Harvest Ice Wine, two completely different yet utterly delicious expressions of Chardonnay! Its neutral flavor also enables Roman to use our high-quality Chardonnay as the base for his creative projects. Since 2015, Roman has been secretly distilling Chardonnay to make this limited-edition Brandy.
Wölffer Estate Brandy is well integrated and intense with classic aromas and an unbelievably smooth finish. Roman uses a small Christian Carl copper pot still known for its high quality and flexibility which allows the distiller complete freedom of expression. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in a combination of Hungarian Oak and Ermitage Cognac barrels, there is a wonderful combination of sweet toast, fine spice and focused oak unique to the Estate.
Deep, dark and golden hued in color. The aroma is fantastic, filled with bold but clean alcohol, fine oak notes such as vanilla and toasted almonds, and subtle fruit such as dried apricots and orange jam. There is also a beautiful layer of creamy chardonnay with a fine yeast expression. The mouth-feel is huge! Great texture is complemented by lovely toast notes, sandalwood, concentrated fruit, orange zest, Crème Brule and toffee. The finish is long, classic and smooth.
Food Pairing Notes
Take a good look, swirl, smell, sip, savor, and enjoy every drop of this liquid gold.