Frontenac Gris White Wine
Aromas of apricot and citrus; medium dry
100% Frontenac Gris; Deardorff Vineyards/Parley Lake Winery, Waconia, Minnesota Hinterland, Clara City, Minnesota
15 Competition Medals: 6 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze
Wine Tasting Notes
Our Frontenac Gris has notes of apricot, peach, with hints of citrus and tropical fruits. We make in medium dry yet add enough residual sugar to provide balance.
Recommended Food Pairings
Great with medium bodied seafood dishes, a pear & apricot salad or a pancetta dessert.
Frontenac Gris is the second in a series of next generation hybrid grapes from the University of Minnesota. It was discovered as a single bud mutation on a Frontenac vine by Peter Hemsted, the previous U of M grape breeder. He isolated, tested, selected and the U of M named it. The grapes are bronze-gray as the retain some of the color from it's parent Frontenac
Wine Maker's Notes
Frontenac Gris is a very versatile grape. We make 3 different styles of wine from it. An off dry, medium bodied white wine, an Oak aged dry white wine and our special Rose looking wine called Parley Vu Rose.
Wine Technical Data
Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.55 TA: 8.4 %RS: 1.75%
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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.