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Frontenac Gris

Frontenac Gris Late Harvest Wine Details

Description: Made from grapes that were left on the vine until they resembled raisins and had a very high sugar concentration. This created a very sweet, dessert wine with flavors of apricot and raisin. Perfect as an after-dinner wine and for special occasions.

Varietal Definition
Frontenac gris:
'Frontenac gris' is a white wine grape variety which makes table and dessert wines; is very winter hardy with trunks surviving temperatures as low as -38C; is a mid-season variety with an average harvest date of Sept. 30 in Minnesota (approx. 45-degree latitude); yields and vigor are high; has moderate susceptibility to powdery mildew and black rot, low susceptibility to downy mildew (on the leaves and fruit), and moderate susceptibility to foliar phylloxera; has small gray berries on medium clusters that are somewhat loose; berry splitting and botrytis have not been observed even under wet conditions; wine quality is very good, and aromas include peach, apricot, citrus, and pineapple with no herbaceous or labrusca aromas.


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