Old Mission Peninsula is nestled between the deep waters of Grand Traverse Bay, within Lake Michigan. The proximity to the warmth of the Lake helps us achieve beautiful fruit chemistry allowing our wines to show their full potential. Pinot Gris has found a happy home in the Old Mission Peninsula AVA. Nearly 40% of our Vineyard is planted with Pinot Gris 04(53) clone, which hails from Alsace, France. The grapes are fermented and then the wine is aged in stainless steel for eight months. The style of this medium-bodied wine shows the extent of what Pinot Gris can do – it is a beautifully dry wine, with notes of peaches and honeyed nectarines.
Chardonnay excels on Old Mission Peninsula. The warming influence of our Great Lakes lengthens our growing season and allows us to fully ripen our grapes. Our goal at Achrimère is to showcase purity of fruit. We do this by stainless steel fermenting and aging our CM10 Estate Chardonnay. This dry, fruit forward Chardonnay exhibits green apple and crisp acidity. 40 cases produced.
Did you know that Pinot Gris grape clusters are dark purple? Did you know that the pink color in rosé can come from extended skin contact with grapes? The answer to both of these question is yes? In fact, all rosés are created different because they are made from grape varieties all across the board. Our Symposium Rosé is made of 100% Pinot Gris. This medium-bodied, dry wine exhibits citrus and nectarine. Perfect all year long.
35 cases produced.
Start every occasion with sparkling wine. We harvested the fruit in 2020 and took our time to ferment and age the wines over twenty months. This 100% Chardonnay sparkling follows the traditional Methode Champenoise indicating that the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle. This dry, delightful sparkler bursts its bubbles in celebration of whatever the night brings. The '1971' is a dedication to Don & Mary, my parents. The inaugural release celebrated their fifty year anniversary.
40 Cases produced