2011 Arcturos Dry Riesling

For those of us in the wine business in northern Michigan, it has become rather clear in the last few years that we have a great future with this variety. There is so much positive momentum with Riesling in the marketplace, reflecting its versatility with consumers and its unparalleled capability with food, that there seems to be no end in sight for the expansion of this variety as the king of white wines in Michigan.

Appellation:Old Mission Peninsula
Blend:100% Riesling
Bottling:7/3/12, 1116 cases, 12% alcohol, .9% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Citrus and stone fruits aromas followed by very subtle minerality. Fresh apple, orange and apricot fruit flavors combine with a hint of spice for a crisp and refreshing finish.

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

Thoughts for Food:
Asian fushion, light curries, seafood, and classic Eastern European fare including German sausage and Polish pierogies.

Wine Makers Comments:
In the better vintages, such as 2011, these dry style Rieslings are never better! Great depth of fruit and flavor, with high-note aromatics that seemingly go on forever and acidity that carries it all, these wines are truly stunning! There is no question that this wine will only get better with age, especially if you enjoy the development of flavor coming from bottle maturity, so do not hesitate to hold them for 5-10+ years in a good cellar situation.
-Lee Lutes, Winery Manager/Winemaker

Double Gold: 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double Gold: 2013 International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver: 2012 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver: 2013 Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Silver: 2013 Pacific Rim 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