This Marquette Reserve is blended from our finest barrels of 100% Marquette grown here on our farm, resulting in a wine with a balance of strength and finesse. Lean tannins give a surprising sense of weight to this dry, medium bodied red wine, with warm, woodsy, peppery undertones.
Grape information: The Messenger is made from 100% FTF-grown Marquette grapes. In terms of cultivation this grape is outstanding: not only is it highly disease resistant and cold hardy, but it’s growth-pattern is very organized, and makes for easier vine management. It’s no surprise that this cousin of the Frontenac grape and “grandchild” of Pinot Noir is growing in popularity and prestige across colder wine regions.
Suggested Pairings: Make some scrumptious Grilled Gruyere sandwiches like we did! You can also pair it with mushroom risotto, rich aged gouda, or sip alongside mixed olives.
- Varietal: Marquette
- Vintage: 2012, 2013
- Harvest Date: N/A
- Bottle Date: 9/15/15
- Oak Profile: 57% French, 26% HU, 17% AM for 17 months
- Residual Sugar: 0%