White Pine Winery
Southwest Michigan Winery and tasting room
2015 White Pine Pinot Grigio
Fruit was machine harvested at optimum maturity for Pinot Grigio style wine production. Harvest took place during cool temperatures in the mid 50’s to minimize skin extraction. Harvested fruit was destemmed and immediately pressed. Press fractions were made at 0.8 bar and hard – press juice was separated and removed. The must was racked and fermented cool in stainless steel tanks with VL1 yeast to dryness. Wine was racked and settled. Cold stabilization occurred naturally during winter. The finished wine was racked and polish-filtered. Final adjustments were made and the wine was bottled in March of 2012 with 0.6% residual sugar.
2015 White Pine Traminette
Traminette was machine harvested during cool, morning conditions and transported to the winery where it quickly destemmed and crushed. Light press juice was chilled and settled for 24 hours, then racked to ferment in a stainless steel tank. The fermentation was kept cool to retain fruit aromas and preceded to dryness over 7 days with Epernay 2 yeast. The finished wine was racked and naturally cold stabilized followed by a polishing filtration. The finished wine was sweetened to 2.8% residual sugar prior to bottling to enhance the expression of fruit flavors on the palate.
2013 White Pine Serendipity
Fruit from Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc was used to create this blend. Hand-harvested fruit was destemmed and crushed to 1 ton and 5 ton fermenters where it was inoculated with several yeast strains. The caps were plunged twice to three times daily depending on the rate of fermentation, until dryness. The finished musts were pressed and inoculated with ML, completed in tanks. The finished wines were racked to barrels where they aged for 12 months.
2013 White Pine Reserve Syrah
2013 was a cool, late season with excellent hang-time resulting in perfectly matured fruit. Hand-harvested fruit was crushed and destemmed to 5-ton fermenters. After a 4-day cold soak, the must was inoculated with D254 yeast. Caps were plunged twice daily until dryness at which time the must was pressed and inoculated with ML. Press wine was racked after ML completed to barrels where it was aged 12 months in 30% new Hungarian oak. After barrel aging the final blend was assembled and polish filtered for bottling.
2012 White Pine Reserve Riesling
Fruit was mechanically harvested in cool conditions and immediately destemmed and crushed. Fruit was pressed to 0.8 bar at which point fractions were made and hard-press juice separated. The must was racked to a stainless steel fermenter and was fermented cool with Epernay 2 yeast to 1.8% residual sugar at which point the fermentation was stopped. Wine was settled, racked and cold stabilized naturally. The Finished wine was polish-filtered and prepared for bottling.