Fruit from Daddy Long Legs Vineyard in Benzonia was hand-harvested then destemmed and crushed to 1/2 ton fermenters where it was inoculated with D254 yeast. The caps were plunged once daily to extract soft tannins from the fruit. The finished musts were pressed, inoculated with ML, then racked to barrels where ML completed. The wine was aged in barrels for 12 months. This was an extremely small experimental lot
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 3.44 TA: 6.2 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.1%
Cooperage: 30% new French oak barrels
Case production: 35
Plum and blueberry aromas lead with hints of truffle, cigar box, blueberry compote and sandalwood. The palate is rich and bursting with dark fruits supported by firm tannins and just enough acidity for balance and age-ability. Enjoy with beef, lamb or for a special occasion.