Aged in French Oak. Earth forward aromas of forest floor and cedar are lightened by notes of cherry and stewed strawberries. Complex notes of coffee grounds and toasted oak complete the profile. The fruit carries to the palate with firm tannins
Lamb burgers, Italian style pastas, charcuterie plates, roasted pork loin, grilled mushrooms, or eggplant parmesan.
Frontenac was developed at the University of Minnesota. It is a French – American hybrid variety of Vitis Riparia x Landot Noir. It’s very disease resistant, cold tolerant and is a consistently heavy producer, with small, black berries in medium to large clusters. Frontenac’s deep garnet color complements its distinctive cherry aroma and inviting palate of blackberry, black currant, and plum. This versatile grape can be made into a variety of wine styles, including rosé, red, and port.
Frontenac has been always been a great variety to work with. Year after year it shows beautiful notes of cherry. It has a nice acidity – not overbearing but enough that it is really versatile with food pairings. A sort of unknown variety – if you haven’t tried a Frontenac I recommend giving it a try!
This was a special vintage only two barrels produced resulting in 49 cases.