2011 Arcturos Barrel Aged Chardonnay

Our most full-bodied white wine, this Chardonnay is the result of a great vintage and extended aging in new and 2nd use French oak barrels. It is full of flavors that are based in the Pomme fruits of the season, such as apples and pears. There is also an added twist of carmelization that comes from the wood of a great cooper.

Appellation:Leelanau Peninsula
Blend:100% Chardonnay
Bottling:10/15/12, 513 cases, 12.85% alcohol, .5% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Fresh apple and pear aromas followed hints of vanilla, delicate woodsy spice, caramelized sugar and smooth oak in the finish.

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

Thoughts for Food:
Try this wine with more full-bodied meals. We recommend pasta in cream sauce, salmon, butternut or acorn squash, lobster ravioli and cheddar cheese.

Wine Maker 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

Gold: 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