2011 Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling

This Riesling represents so much that is great about northern Michigan, it is vibrantly alive, fresh, and highlighted with a balanced sweetness. It is surely one that will be a classic in your cellar.

Appellations: Old Mission Peninsula
Blend:100% Riesling
Bottling: 9.28% alcohol, 6.79% residual sugar, 5/21/2012, 3000 cases

Flavor and Aroma:
Aromas of fresh fruit followed by concentrated flavors of apples, apricots and peaches complemented by honey undertones.

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

Thoughts for Food:
Grilled spicy chicken kabobs, pear and blue cheese spinach salad, roasted duck and peach cobbler. Other suggestions include spicy ethnic cuisine, traditional German foods and Asian fusion.

Wine Makers Comments:
There are many good reasons why Riesling has caught on so well in Northwest Michigan, but all you have to do is taste this wine and you will understand it all in one little sip. There are not many wines that come together so easily in the winery but this 2011 simply seemed to make itself. Maybe it was the perfectly ripe fruit, or the ideal growing season that led to near perfect chemistry, who knows? All I know is that this is exactly the way I want this wine to be, and could not be more ecstatic to see where how it evolves over the next few years.
-Lee Lutes, Winery Manager/Winemaker

Best of Class & Gold: 2013 International Eastern Wine Competition
Bronze: 2013 Finger Lakes 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