Frontenac Dessert Red Wine
Ruby Port Style Dessert Wine; Fresh, Fruit Forward and Balanced
90% Frontenac, 10% Grape Brandy, 2 year Barrel Aged; Various Minnesota Vineyards (Deardorff, Hinterland, Oakshire etc.)
8 Competition Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze
Wine Tasting Notes
This is a Ruby style Port that displays great black cherry and cherry aromas while displaying subtle smoky and chocolate notes in the finish.
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.
Wine Maker's Notes
We harvest, destemed and crush the grapes on or around late September to early October every year. During the 2012 vintage we harvested 4 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 2012.
Wine Technical Data
Alcohol: 19.0% pH: 3.45 TA: 8.4 %RS: 6.75%
Our very own winery dog Smokey!
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.
Our Winemaker Steve Zeller, along with his wife Deb and Parley Lake Winery, is featured in the current issue of Southwest Metro Magazine.
Get your Parley Portrait done by resident artist Deb Zeller. Here most Saturdays/Sundays this season.