Maker: Peninsula Cellars, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Place of origin: Manigold Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula AVA, Michigan, USA
Syle: Dry (Semi-dry)
Price: $20 (winery)
Appearance: Medium gold with tiny still bubbles.
Nose: Lychee, limestone, pineapple sage, apple juice.
Palate: Meduim bodied and juicey. Peach, mango, pink peppercorn, raw ginger, thyme, mineral water.
Finish: Fruity but with a lot of spice on the back end.
Parting words: Manigold is one of my favorite vineyards on Old Mission. It’s known best for Gewürztraminer and also has Chardonnay vines. The vineyard is only two acres in size but its wines are big. Gewürz’s spicy character is in full effect here but there is also loads of tropical fruit making for a complex, aromatic, flavorful wine. I could gush over this for a few more paragraphs, but I’ll spare you. Hard to find a better Gewürz at this price from Michigan or anywhere. Peninsula Cellars 2013 Manigold Vineyard Gewürztraminer is highly recommended.