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Walloon Lake Winery’s Windemere

Bottoms Up
By Eric Cox | Sept. 5, 2020

If there was ever a wine custom-made for a breezy, sunny, late-summer day, Walloon Lake Winery’s Windemere ($20 bottle), a white, three-grape field blend culled from Petoskey’s La Di Dah Vineyard, must be the one. With only a hint of sweetness in its pale-yellow depths, Windemere, named for Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood Walloon Lake home, is refreshingly dry with the tart citrus notes and profoundly fresh white grape aroma so enriched by Northern Michigan sunshine. The fermented nectar of three cold-hearty, single-vineyard hybrids (Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc, and La Crescent) constitute this light, summery wine, which pairs well with fish, seafood, cheese, charcuterie, and desserts, while also serving as an excellent cooking wine. Find it at Walloon Lake Winery, 3149 Intertown Rd., Petoskey, or order a bottle online ($19.99) at www.walloonlakewinery.com. (231) 622-8645

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