Modales 2022 Pinot Blanc, Devil's Dive Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula

Modales 2022 Pinot Blanc, Devil's Dive Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula

Item Number: 18852

UPC: 0-786468677717

Country: USA
Region: Michigan
Sub Region: Old Mission Peninsula
Appellation/AVA: Old Mission Peninsula
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Devil's Dive Vineyard
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: Devil’s Dive is located on the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City. The vineyard is farmed using sustainable and organic techniques. The vineyard is much cooler than many of Modales' southern vineyard sites. This makes for a fresher and more acid-driven expression of Pinot Blanc.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes were received cold and whole cluster pressed, utilizing dry ice in the press pan to limit oxidation and to preserve the delicate aromatics in Pinot Blanc. The wine fermented at 54 degrees in stainless steel for the first week using wild yeast to add character and better express the terroir of the vineyard. It was then inoculated with Modales' house white strain to finish with a precision of flavor expression. It rested on its lees until bottling to build body. Malolactic fermentation was prevented. The wine was lightly crossflow filtered. The wine was bottled under screw cap to preserve the freshness of the wine.

Tasting Notes: Honeydew, chamomile, nectarine, yellow apple
Pairing Suggestions: Grilled scallops, lemon roasted chicken, penne with creamy Gorgonzola sauce