Apples and Vines White Wine
Apple Aroma with a Wonderful Wine Finish
80% Apples (Honeycrisp and Haralson), 14% Chardonnay, 6% Frontenac Gris; Estate Apples from Deardorff Orchards, complemented with Apples from other Minnesota Orchards, Chardonnay is from California, Upstate NY, Chile or Canada, Frontenac Gris from Minnesota vineyards
9 Competition Medals: 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze
Wine Tasting Notes
The resulting wine is crisp & clean with hints of apple, pear and tropical fruits. It has a hint of sweetness to complement the predominant apple component. The naturally low amount of acid in the apples only required 1.2% residual sugar to achieve this balanced touch of sweetness.
Recommended Food Pairings
Our apple wine is perfect by itself, chilled on a hot day. It pairs well with a salad garnished with apples and pears.
Wine Maker's Notes
It was only natural for Parley Lake Winery to make an apple wine as we are co-located with Deardorff Orchards, one of the top orchards in the United States. We set out to create an apple wine that was distinctive, sophisticated and food-friendly. With each vintage, we start with great Honeycrisp and Haralson apples, complement with Chardonnay for a more wine-like flavor and add Frontenac Gris for a splash of fresh tropical aromas.
Wine Technical Data
Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.5 TA: 7.0 %RS: 1.2%
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.