One of the best things about summer in northern Michigan is dining al fresco. It’s so pleasant to enjoy a meal and glass of wine in the great outdoors, whether in your own backyard, at a cafe sidewalk table, or at the park or beach. With that in mind, Lisa, our wine purchaser has a few recommendations for great wines to enjoy with your summer sipping and munching.
Fresh Vine Chardonnay
A bright, crisp California chardonnay. Golden straw in color with ripe pear, green apple, lychee, hazelnut, and toasty oak notes. Background hints of tropical fruit and citrus. Expressive, full-bodied palate of green apple, tropical fruits, and citrus. Finishes long with lingering notes of pear and bright acidity.
Signal 7 Rosé
A zesty, energetic, dry rosé with juicy notes of fresh strawberry, watermelon and orange blossom. Certified organic and packaged in a revolutionary new bottle that is made of recycled and recyclable material.
Martin Ray Rosé of Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: Ripe yellow raspberries, Meyer lemon zest, and guava with notes of dried wild strawberry. Intricately fresh throughout, with Satsuma, stone fruit and subtle cherry blossom, and a creamy, yet linear mid-palate and lasting, vibrant finish.
Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc
From Patagonia, “Wapisa” is the indigenous Patagonian word for “whale.” Pink grapefruit, kafir lime, a delicate touch of ginger and tropical guava notes create a balanced acidity and refreshing summer wine.
This rosé is from Oregon. It displays intensity of fruit flavor, structure, and a fresh vibrant acidity. This is a bespoke rosé where grapes were grown and harvested with the specific intention of making rosé. Elouan rosé wine should be enjoyed very well chilled.
Cipresseto Toscana Rosé
Cipresseto is a delicate pink color with notes of raspberries and wild strawberries, composing a fresh and aromatic bouquet on the nose. The palate is soft, balanced, and with a long and fruity finish and aftertaste. Feel the sunshine and breezes on your face as you sip this lovely rosé.