Left Foot Charley 2017 Pinot Blanc, Island View Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula
Item Number: 12338
Sub Region: Old Mission Peninsula
Appellation/AVA: Old Mission Peninsula
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Island View Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 9 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.4 g/L
Winemaking Notes: This Pinot Blanc is changing the wine world’s perception of the grape. The vines are hand thinned 6 times throughout the growing season to ensure that every cluster gets the proper amount of sunlight and every shoot is carefully positioned so that the leaves can receive the maximum amount of light as well. The fruit is hand harvested by friends and family in a joyous celebration of wine, work, and food.
Once in the winery the grapes are quickly pressed to minimize skin contact and reduce the potential for bitterness. The juice ferments for about 8 weeks in cool oval shaped tanks. These tanks help to incorporate the yeast into the flavor profile which adds weight and roundness to the palate. Once fermentation is complete, LFC continues to age the wine for another 3 months with the yeast. This protects the delicate aromas and allows all the flavor components to meld together.
Terroir Notes: The Island View Vineyard is Michigan's oldest Pinot Blanc planting dating back to 1995 - last century! There are 1100 plants farmed under the watchful eye and expert hands of Werner Kuehnis.
Tasting Notes: A complex and rich white wine. Fresh apple and pear. Drink now through 2021.