Producer: Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery
Region: Tip of the Mitt AVA
Vineyards: 40% Petoskey Farms Estate Vineyard, 40% Mackinaw Trail Vineyard, 20% Gabriel Farms Vineyard
Production: 199 cases
* Review sample provided by the winery
Petoskey Farms 2017 Marquette
Hailing from northern Michigan, this marquette shows of all of the freshness and bright fruit that makes the variety so compelling. The nose smells like just-crushed black cherries and blackberries with hints of spice, chocolate and camp fire.
Juicy, lighter bodied and super-fresh on the palate, there are more cherries and blackberries here along with an earthy edge and some iron-y meatiness. As it warms a bit, some smoke and cinnamon spice emerge. Acidity provides the structure here rather than tannin.
With the subtle-but-distinct smoky oak influence, this seems like a great pairing for grilled chicken and pork.