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%
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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.