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2022 Latitude

2022 Latitude
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$28.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: LAT_22

Blustone's 2022 Latitude returns, even more memorable than its previous vintage. Hailing as Blustone's pioneering white blend, it has swiftly established itself as a gold standard not only in the Leelanau Peninsula but across North America. This year, the Pinot Blanc's dominance is evident with an aromatic profile rich in ripe apricot and honey, complemented by the subtle allure of Anjou pears. On the palate, Gruner Veltliner and Sauvignon Blanc introduce a harmonious blend of green pepper, lime, lemongrass, grapefruit, underpinned by clean mineral undertones. Latitude's adaptability shines through, making it the perfect partner for seafood, light pasta, and of course, any shellfish you fancy.

Vineyard Notes:

2022 was a very traditional Leelanau Peninsula growing season at our Sylt Road Vineyard. Despite bud break being a few days late on May 17, our total growing degree days (a measure of how much heat the vines have to work with during the growing season which our vineyard team uses to gauge vine growth and grape ripening) was pretty much spot on our 5-year average. Total rainfall was as expected though the number of hours it rained was higher than normal. This meant constant supervision of the grapes to ensure proper management of potential Botrytis bunch rot.

Fruit quality metrics were exactly on par with sugar contents generally running between 20-21 degrees Brix, although the pHs were a touch lower than normal. Lower pH equates to a higher acid concentration in the wines, which we take into consideration when we make our finishing decisions to produce incredibly well-balanced wine.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner
Residual Sugar
.7
Alcohol %
11.5
Wine Profile
Ratings
95pts – 2023 American Fine Wine Competition
Awards
Double Gold Medal, 2023 American Fine Wine Competition | Silver Medal, 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition | Silver Medal, TEXSOM Awards
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