Barn Quilt Red Wine
Smooth, Fruit Forward, Jammy and Silky
The Barn Quilt public art movement starting in 2002 in Ohio when Donna Sue Groves had a large painted version of her mom's favorite quilt pattern painted on her Barn. 14 years later there are more that 7,000 Barn Quilts across the USA making it the largest grass roots public art program in US history.
92% Frontenac, 8% Marquette; Various MN Vineyards (Deardorff/Parley Lake, Hinterland, Oakshire)
11 Competition Medals: 2 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze
Wine Tasting Notes
This wine has black cherry and cherry aromas with a slight jammy mouthfeel. It finishes with medium body and structure.
The Frontenac grape was the first modern hybrid grape to be release by the University of Minnesota in 1996. It has dark skin and dark pulp which produces deep, dark colored wines. The Marquette grape that we blend is a grape release in 2006 by the U of M and is based on Pinot Noir.
Wine Maker's Notes
We harvest, de-stem and crush the grapes on or around late September to early October every year. During the 2015 vintage we harvested four vineyards of Frontenac from October 3-20 We fermented them on the skins for 10 days. Pressed and racked twice before racking to barrels from November to December of 2015. They spent 6 months on average in barrels. We blend a small amount (8%) of Marquette.
Wine Technical Data
Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.45 TA: 8.2 %RS: 0
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Parley Lake Winery enters four of its wines in the largest American wine competition in the world. Results in two gold medals and two silver medals.
Parley Lake wines bring home 27 medals from national and international wine competitions in 2016.
Parley Lake's Frontenac Blanc is being called a "stunner" among MN wines. Read more.
Parley Lake Winery brings home two Gold, two Silver and four Bronze medals at the Mid-American Wine Competition held July 8 - 10, 2016 in Iowa.