See what a more sophisticated tasting note of the Chateau Grand Traverse I talked about last week would look like…I couldn’t agree more.
Maker: Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Style: Late Harvest
Region: Old Mission AVA, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Vintage: 2009 (different vintage pictured)
Appearance: Pale gold
Nose: Apple, peach, rhubarb, orange blossom, lemon thyme.
On the palate: full-bodied and sweet. Fruity, Golden Delicious Apple, Barlett pear, lavender.
Finish: Sweet and honeyed (wildflower to be specific) with a note of bitterness followed by a tart Macintosh apple note.
Parting words: This wine is not particularly complex but rich and enjoyable, especially after it opens up. This is a perfect cheese course wine. It would be a bit much with a full meal, though. Overall CGT Late Harvest Riesling is a very enjoyable wine, and a great example of Northern Michigan Late Harvest Riesling. Recommended.