Producing wine for forty years on the Leelanau peninsula
2020 Tribute Chardonnay
This Chardonnay, complex and rich in flavor is a Tribute to our beloved father and husband Bruce Simpson. A quiet, kind, and humble leader with perseverance and ambition, he was a pioneer in winemaking and viticulture on the Leelanau Peninsula. Without his efforts over the past thirty years, the wine industry on the Leelanau Peninsula would not be where it is today.
We have reserved 200 cases of this 2020 Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay, to honor a great man, father, husband, and winemaker. We hope you are able enjoy every glass while giving Tribute to him yourself.
Rich and complex, this wine was fermented and aged in French Oak barrels for one year.
Fruit from the Unity Vineyard, clone 96
Fermented in barrel with hybrid yeasts
Food Pairing Notes
Oaked Chardonnay pairs best with lighter meats and buttery dishes such as Crab legs, corn on the cob, chicken Alfredo, grilled shrimp, seafood, fish and pork tenderloin.
(Nov 9, 2022 at 10:10 PM)
I’ve never been a big Chardonnay enthusiast, preferring a white more like Fish Town White, which I consider a gem of northern Michigan. But this is excellent and will be a big part of my spring win club purchase.