Frontenac Blanc White Wine
Our Newest Wine! Clean, Crisp White with Hints of Pear & Starfruit
100% Frontenac Blanc; Prior Lake, Minnesota
2 Competition Medals: 2 Bronze
Wine Tasting Notes
The resuting wine is clean, crisp, fresh wine with hints of pear, lemon peel and star fruit.
Recommended Food Pairings
Great on it's own or paired with lightly seasoned seafood light cheeses & angle hair pasta with scallops.
Frontenac Blanc is a new grape which was discovered as a Mutation of Frontenac and Frontenac Gris. It was first discovered in Ontario, Canada and then 3-4 other places. The University of Minnesota is evaluating and characterizing Frontenac Blanc lines as they have become available. Nurseries just started selling Frontenac Blanc in 2012.
Wine Maker's Notes
We are very excited to present our first wine made from this new grape call Frontenac Blanc. The grapes came in September 13, 2015 from a grower in Prior Lake. We destemed, crushed and pressed the grapes immediately & Cold fermented at 58 degrees for 10 days using DV10 yeast. It was aged in Stainless steel, filtered and balanced with a very small amount of residual sugar (0,4%), the least amount we have used in a Cold Climate white.
Wine Technical Data
Alcohol: 12.3% pH: 3.45 TA: 8.6 %RS: 0.4%
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.