Last year at Verterra we had a small, precious amount of Pinot Blanc that sold out quickly, so this years big, high quality harvest is a blessing to us, given the instant popularity of this wine. This years fruit was better than 2010, mostly due to a 2 week warm spell in mid-October that matured the fruit to perfection. A blend of 3 vineyards within a 2 mile radius, this varietal brings unique tropical scents and flavors to the picture. Dry, complex, and great with seafood and white sauce pastas.
Best in Class Pacific Rim
We hand harvested 5.5 tons of Pinot Blanc on October 15th. The fruit was golden in color, incredibly clean, with uniform clusters of large berries. The fruit was de-stemmed and then gently pressed off. The juice was a beautiful light green color as it was moved to a stainless steel fermentor for settling and inoculation. Fermentation took several weeks and then the wine was settled and racked. It was cold stabilized, filtered and bottled in early February.
Tropical fruit on the nose
Dry with under a half percent of residual sugar. Wonderful Leelanau acidity with a long finish.
Brilliant, nearly colorless wine.
Great with sushi and fish. Honestly, this dry white wine pairs well with just about any food.
Retail $20 per bottle
Discounted case price $18.00 per bottle