Our Unwooded Chardonnay is modeled after the great, mineral scented, traditional wines of Chablis, with clear, pure, stainless-steel fermented fruit. At our first tasting, we were amazed at the impressive fruit scents. Time will tell how this classic varietal will express itself when grown in our young vineyard, but this first vintage is lovely and fruit-forward, with its bright lemon, apple, and pear flavors with the perfect balance between fruit and acid.
Silver, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2011 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition
Five tons of hand harvested fruit from two different vineyards in Leelanau County comprised this wine. The grapes were slowly pressed into a large stainless steel fermentor. It was filtered and bottled on a cool day in June.
Apple, pear and lemon
Dry with a nice fruit forward flavor backed up by a hint of acidity.
Brilliant, yellow color
Chicken, turkey or other fowl. Ideal paring with a nice piece of grilled chicken complimented by a parmesan risotto.
Retail $16 per bottle
Case price $14.40