Our 2011 reserve Frontenac Gris was aged in French oak for 12 months and bottle aged for 3 years. The wine is elegant, full bodied and buttery, with a backbone of grilled citrus, wildflower honey, golden raisins, and hints of celery seed. The naturally high acidity of the grape varietal keeps this rich wine lifted and youthful on the finish. Potential for further bottle aging, but we love the complexity and depth of this wine as we sip through each gorgeous glass. Available in our Tasting Room only.
- Varietal: Frontenac Gris
- Vintage: 2011
- Harvest Date: 10.21&22.11
- Bottle Date: 4.19.13
- Oak Program: 12 months in French oak barrels
- Residual Sugar: 3.6
Grape Information: This wine is made from 100% Vermont-grown Frontenac Gris grapes, which are resistant to temperatures as low as -38 degrees Fahrenheit. Years ago, the Frontenac variety produced a single, random bud mutation, and was discovered by the diligent researchers at the University of Minnesota. Thus, the Frontenac Gris was born! (The “Gris” means ‘grey’, indicating the grayish-pink skin color of the grapes). This variety grows like wildfire in the vineyard, and can be rather exciting to tame.