2010 Arcturos Barrel-Aged Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is the most full-bodied white wine we produce. It presents a flavor-packed sensation on the palate. Because the flavors of Chardonnay are so compatible with oak, this wine has been fully fermented and aged in new French and American oak barrels.

Appellation:Leelanau Peninsula
Blend:100% Chardonnay
Bottling:10/07/11, 360 cases, 12.6% alcohol, 0% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Ripe apple/pear aromas, subtle caramel and delicate spice combine in the nose with vibrant and elegant oak on the palate to encompass all of the diversity that Chardonnay can possess.

Aging Potential:
With proper cellaring this wine will age well for five to ten years.

Thoughts for Food:
The toasty rich flavors of this Chardonnay pair well with a robust meal of roasted or grilled pork, duck, or salmon.

Winemakers Comments:
This is Chardonnay made to compare with white Burgundy. I love the wines of Montagny and Mercurey and believe a Meursault comparison is not far off.
-Lee Lutes, Winery Manager/Winemaker

Black Star Farms • 10844 E. Revold Road • Suttons Bay, MI 49682
phone: 231-271-4970 • fax: 231.271.4883 • email: wine@blackstarfarms.com