Monday, December 14, 2009

L. Mawby - M. Lawrence "Wet" (Michigan)

I suspect that all wines could be described as 'wet', so the label of thisreally gives nothing away. While touring around Michigan this summer I discovered a great little winery called L. Mawby that just makes sparkling wine ... this is the place for all you bubbly fans who live in Michigan and the surrounding area. There they make wines in both the Cuvee Close method (big tank) and the traditional style (second fermentation happens in the bottle), and all done with a great deal of fun (Bob Marley plays in the background). Tonight we toasted a safe trip back to my fiancee's home state (Michigan) by opening this bottle of fizz. Made from Pinot Gris grapes this wine is fruity and a real pleasure to drink. Smells include toasted/baked apple and baked lemon curd; the taste delivers much the same with toasted bread, baked apple and, if you let it sit in the glass long enough, some poached pear; I can't fail to mention the toasty long finish. Delicious.

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