Big Little Wines Treehouse White Pinot Noir, 2019

Style: Medium body dry white             Vintage: 2019             ABV: 13%

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation Leelanau Peninsula     Region: Michigan     County: United States

Big and Little brother, making Big wines from this Little Peninsula.

In 2003, our parents planted two acres of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir vines on an old cherry farm in the Leelanau Peninsula.  We had been visiting the area for years: spring, summer, fall, and winter.  We would spend time with our grandparents and marvel in the beauty of this area.  Now we had new purpose, a plot of land and two thousand vines with which to craft wines we loved and could relate to.

Over the following seven years, the land’s magnetism drew us from other careers to this place with this common goal in mind.  By 2010, we were both living and working here. Our first vintage together brought good weather and great fruit.  Learning winemaking through hands-on, heads-down hard work, and help from this area’s respected winemakers, we produced a pair of unique wines that express the fruit and our style in a way we hope you enjoy.

Tasting notes

Bruised red fruits brushed with oak, ripe pear, dry and crisp.

Pairings: Bacon, mushroom sauces, carbonara

Production notes

Grapes are hand picked and whole cluster pressed.  This is a white wine made from red grapes since the wine is not fermented on skins.  The wine is fermented in neutral french oak barrels, undergoes malolactic fermentation and ageing on lees until it is filtered and bottled.  

Other notes

Back Label Text:

My brother and I remember climbing the ladder to our treehouse, our view of the world changing from ground-dweller to tree-dweller as we ascended to our perch.  In the same vein, this wine is a different look at a familiar grape.

Treehouse is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes that were hand-picked and whole cluster pressed. Neutral oak primary and malolactic fermentations, and abundant lees contact give this wine its curves.