While there are not many acres of Gamay in Michigan, it seems to be an viable addition to the rows of Pinot throughout the the state's two northern AVAs. From a warmer vintage, this wine shows plenty of red cherry and strawberry alongside lightly toasted vanilla. While juicy and snappy, a light dusting of tannins offers just enough support.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.