Left Foot Charley 2021 Kerner, Island View Orchard, Old Mission Peninsula

Left Foot Charley 2021 Kerner, Island View Orchard, Old Mission Peninsula

Item Number: 18250

UPC: 0-855002005061

Country: USA
Region: Michigan
Sub Region: Old Mission Peninsula
Appellation/AVA: Old Mission Peninsula
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Island View Orchard
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Kerner
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.6
Total Acidity: 4.95 g/L
pH: 3.41
Case Production: 391

Wine Notes: The Kerner fermented for 3 months in old French oak puncheons (500 liters). The oak fermentation does not add any typical oak or toast overtones. Instead, the oak vessel gives a more open oxidative fermentation, which helps to augment the fruit aromas in the wine. The wine was racked from its lees and aged in stainless steel for another 3 months to preserve the primary fruit and floral qualities.

Vintage Notes: The 2021 vintage was a warm year with ample rain. The vines easily ripened the crop with most wines showing lower than average acidity yet sugars did not spike, so the alcohol is in balance. The 2021 wines will seem more voluptuous because of the lower acidity. These Kerner grapes also had a notable amount of botrytis. Botrytis is a mold that dries out the berries and concentrates the favor. It also lends a viscous thick quality and moderate honey tones to the resulting wine. The 2021 wines will show a little more bitterness in their youth, but this will ultimately resolve into a structural point that will help balance out the lower acidity.