2015 Minnesota Marquette
Aromas of dark fruit and white pepper dominate the nose. On the entry the wine shows red currant and loamy black olives leading to plush, complex flavors of ripe plum, and fig.
The 2015 Minnesota Marquette is a blend of all 18 Marquette vineyards we source throughout the state. 2015 was a superb vintage with an incredibly long growing season. Not only was the quality high but so too was the quantity. All fruit was picked at the crack of sunrise by hand and delivered immediately to the winery.
Once the fruit arrived at the winery, it was destemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in separate small lots. A 3-week fermentation allowed for full extraction of color and tannins. The wine was lightly pressed off the skins and barreled down for the winter in October. After almost 10 months in barrel, the Marquette was blended with 15% Napa Valley Merlot before bottling in July 2016.
Aromas of dark fruit and white pepper dominate the nose. On the entry the wine shows red currant and loamy black olives leading to plush, complex flavors of ripe plum, and fig. The finish is persistent with firm tannins that suggest this wine will continue to improve for the next 8 to 10 years.
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