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.
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Alcohol: 12.1% pH: 3.31 TA: 6.3
Residual Sugar: 0.2%
Aging: Stainless Steel Closure: Cork
Case production: 250
Pinot Grigio has found a home in southwest Michigan! The crisp acidity supports a palate of honeydew melon and apple, with a hint of lilac blossom. This is the perfect wine for sipping ice-cold on the deck or by the warmth of a fire on a chilly autumn night. Enjoy with seafood, salads or poultry.