2012 Reserve Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 750ml 2-Pack
Absolutely pure in flavor, harmonious and well-proportioned in its architecture, this Riesling seems crisp and light, yet packs intense flavors of super ripe peach, mango, lemon zest and mineral. Its vivid acidity jammed with fruit leaves a wonderful sensation on the palate creating a luscious, food-friendly style. Literally, like liquid fruit!
This is a bright, clean wine designed to be consumed shortly after release. There is no oak aging to weigh it down. All aging took place in chilled stainless steel tanks before bottling to preserve the fresh fruit character.
Vineyard Notes: Burgoyne Ridge Vineyard - With farming roots coming from Germany, the Nitz family started growing juice grapes in Southwest Michigan in the 1940's as a grower for Welch's and home winemakers. In 1971, the farm started planting wine grape varietals. Dan Nitz, the fourth generation grower in the family, currently manages over 250 acres of juice grapes and 260 acres of wine grapes while employing more than twenty employees year round. As the farm continues to focus on wine grape varietals, Dan Nitz's passion for grape growing is evident in our wines.
2011 Reserve Late Harvest Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 750ml 2-Pack
St. Julian has developed a style of late harvest Riesling that is crisp yet moderately sweet. The 2011 vintage was harvested at 22.1 degrees Brix. At that level of ripeness, the wine develops its trademark tangerine and apricot flavors. Aromas of citrus, stone fruit, and honey are followed by flavors of apricot, tangerine, and cream, along with a slight mineral edge. Acidity and sweetness are nicely balanced on the palate, making this Late Harvest Riesling a versatile food wine.
2012 Braganini Reserve Whole Cluster Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 750ml 2-Pack
The 2012 Whole Cluster Riesling is bursting with lively aromas of ripe Red Haven peaches and tropical fruits. Bone dry, yet impeccably balances, this wine bursts with flavors of passion fruit, pineapple and tangy citrus fruits.