2010 Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling

One of the most versatile grapes grown, Riesling is considered one of the great white varieties of the world. In this style we halt the fermentation to leave an appropriate amount of balancing residual sugar, which also makes the wine that much more intense and flavorful.
Appellations: Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula
Blend:100% Riesling
Bottling: 10% alcohol, 6.5% residual sugar, 4/26/2011, 2500 cases

Flavor and Aroma:
Ripe peach and honeysuckle are complemented by subtle hints of nutmeg, citrus and cool slate. The concentrated fruit flavors of peach, apricot, and citrus are balanced by refreshing acidity.

Aging Potential:
Proper cellaring will reward the patient in five plus years.

Thoughts for Food:
The rich stone fruit and citrus flavors of this Riesling make it perfect to serve with spicy cuisine such as Thai or Indian. It is also a versatile aperitif and/or dessert wine.

Wine Makers Comments:
This fruit is harvested very late in the season and often has a little botrytis in its makeup. These honeyed, nectar like aromas and flavors will develop further with aging.
-Lee Lutes, Winery Manager/Winemaker

Double Gold: 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double Gold: 2012 International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver: Indy International Wine Competition
Silver: Great Lakes Wine Competition
Silver: 2011 Great Lakes Wine Competition
Bronze: Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

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