Sparkling Wine. From Michigan.

Who knew? I certainly didn’t.  A month or so ago Richard of The Passionate Foodie inquired as to from how many states we had sampled wine. I mentally ticked them off.  The usual suspects, California, Washington, and Oregon. Then some that I consider secondary suspects, New York and Virginia. And finally some randoms, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Ohio. Now I can add Michigan to that list, courtesy of my friend Lindsay who sent me 3 bottles of sparkling wine from Michigan for Christmas!

The wine, an L. Mawby Cremant Classic had a traditional sparkling wine closure, clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume, and retails for $22. I served it with turkey burgers stuffed with brie and topped with green apples slices and argula. This wine had an incredibly bready/yeasty nose with notes of honeyed nuts, golden delicious apples, and lemon drops.  In the mouth, the bubbles were nice and small.  I found meyer lemon, honeyed pear, green apples, and nuts on the palate.  I thought the wine was well done, nice and crisp, with good flavors.