Castello di Broghese is located on the North Fork of Long Island. When I first visited this winery was around 2004. It was my first trip to Long Island Wine Country and I was hosted for lunch by Marc and Ann Marie. I had a delightful time and learned a lot about the history of the property and Long Island Wines.
This Borghese 2009 Chardonnay had a nice light golden color. Pear on the nose with hints of minerality lead to a plate that was tart on the first taste. Lemon tart to be exact. I didn’t get much fruit in this wine. It was a little acidic on the finish and that gave way to little spice.
I was slightly disappointed in this wine. I guess I was expecting something more bolder. This chardonnay is definitely a wine that you have to have food with it and seafood would be a great pairing. (Shrimp Scampi would be great!)
The wine sells for $16.99 in their tasting room.