One of my finds from the Traverse City area. Blaufrankisch is one of the great Austrian grape varieties, and it’s very well-suited to a lakeside climate like the Leelanau Peninsula in Michigan. Aurora‘s property is on the western side of Grand Traverse Bay.
Aurora Cellars Blaufrankish (2014) Leelanau Peninsula, MI – $22
Color: lightish red; a little darker than a light-bodied Pinot Noir
Aroma: Fruit and candied fruit, with a hint of mushrooms and walnut.
Taste: Blueberry, with soft, velvety tannins on the side of the mouth. Good acidity on the finish makes this a nice wine for food. The body is medium and consistent throughout, with a medium-long finish.
This is recommended – I’ve already drunk both bottles of this from my last trip and will need to stock up!