Modales 2022 Estate Pinot Blanc, Lake Michigan Shore

Modales 2022 Estate Pinot Blanc, Lake Michigan Shore

Item Number: 18853

UPC: 0-786468677755

Country: USA
Region: Michigan
Sub Region: Lake Michigan Shore
Appellation/AVA: Lake Michigan Shore
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: Modales farms their vineyards exclusively using organic techniques (with conversion to biodynamics in 2023). Absolutely no synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers were utilized at any point in the growing season. The fruit comes from two different vineyards, La Gracia which is the vineyard at the winery and Mulln-Heim vineyards in Berrien County.

Winemaking Notes: The Modales Estate Pinot Blanc is reminiscent of Alsatian Pinot Blanc. It is fuller, rounder and riper than their Devil's Dive from Old Mission Peninsula. The grapes are allowed to ripen fully. The fruit is harvested by and whole cluster pressed to prevent too much tannin from being extracted from the skins. The juice is cold settled and then transferred to neutral French oak puncheons (500L barrels) to ferment with native yeast that come from the vineyards. The Mulln-Heim portion completed malolactic fermentation, which lends a softness and creaminess to the wine. The wine was aged without any additions of sulfites on its full fermentation lees with periodic lees stirring for 7 months before bottling. It was gently cross flow filtered and packaged under screwcap to preserve freshness. This bottle should age well but is ready to drink now.

Pairing Suggestions: Seafood salad, lemon marinated pork, shrimp penne pasta, grilled scallops