2011 Arcturos Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc is a wonderful addition to the Arcturos line of dry white wines. This grape varietal grows well in our Northern Michigan climate and is one we have made wine from in previous years. This vintage has beautiful aromatics, lush fruit flavors and an overall balance that make it a great white for many different occasions.

Appellation:Old Misson
Blend:100% Pinot Blanc
Bottling:8/14/12, 278 cases, 12% alcohol, .5% residual sugar

Flavor Profile:
Fresh apple and lemon notes with a subtle creaminess highlight this crisp and refreshing wine.

Aging Potential:
Enjoy this wine young or age for two or more years for a broader palate presence.

Suggested Food Pairings:
Lightly seasoned seafood appetizers and entrees (think shellfish, sea scallops & oysters), rich game birds, smoked ham and lemon cream based pastas.

Wine Makers Comments:
As the clonal cousin to Pinot noir, Pinot Blanc has similar characteristics in its development. It can be alluring yet protective when young, yet develop much broader personality and depth with proper cellaring.
-Lee Lutes, Winery Manager/Winemaker

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