Our Backcountry Blanc is a clean, dry white wine crafted from La Crescent and Adalmiina grapes grown in our own little backcountry. Notes of kiwi, anjou pear, lime leaf, preserved lemon and limestone highlight this refreshingly crisp wine.
Grape Information: Backcountry Blanc is made from the La Crescent and Adalmiina grape. Adalmiina, previously known as E.S 6.16.30, is a workhorse variety created by the legendary Elmer Swenson, with big, juicy, and thin-skinned berries. The grape provides medium acidity and lower brix juice, which is great for clean dry whites and sparkling wine. The grape tends to be harvested early as the pressed juice retains its optimal freshness and fruit characteristics when picked young. La Crescent is hybrid that has been know to be resistant to temperatures of approximately -36 degrees Fahrenheit, and is moderately disease resistant. Click here for more viticultural information, courtesy of the University of Minnesota.
Suggested Pairings: Pair with hard salty cheeses such as sheep’s milk pecorino or aged manchego. Accompany frites, herbed pasta, fresh popcorn
- Varietal: La Crescent, Adalmiina
- Vintage: 2016
- Harvest Date: N/A
- Bottle Date: 8/25/17
- Oak Profile: None
- Residual Sugar: 0.4