Chambourcin grapes were machine picked on October 29th and immediately destemmed and transferred to the press. Pressing was gentle and separated hard-press fractions to leave only the first press cut. The must was settled 48 hours, then racked to fermenter. V1116 yeast was used to ferment with temperature controlled at or below 63 F to retain fruit aroma and produce esters. The finished wine was racked and filtered for bottling in the spring of 2018.
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.43 TA: 7.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.2%
Aging: Stainless Steel Closure: Cork
Case production: 125
Bright pink color hints at the style of this wine. Summer fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry lead to a rich palate of the same fruits. The mouth-feel is full-bodied with just enough acid to balance. This is a perfect summer sipper with anything from the grill or by itself on the deck, at a campsite or wherever your adventure leads you.