2016 La Crescent
From the very beginning we have been working with the wonderful University of Minnesota grape La Crescent. 2016 is the fourth vintage we have made a 100% La Crescent Wine. The majority of the grapes were harvested from our own Estate Vineyard. We hand-picked the fruit in early September and whole cluster pressed the fruit immediately. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 50 degrees Fahrenheit to retain its freshness and aromatics. The 5% residual sugar helps balance out the high acidity La Crescent is known to have. The wine was blended and bottled at the winery in early January.
The wine tastes and smells like fresh pineapple, and other tropical fruits such as mango and guava. There are also suggestion of peach, banana and rose petals. The wine has excellent concentration, lasts long on the palate, and finishes fresh and bright.
The wine is simply wonderful to enjoy all by itself, but it can also pair with a variety of spicy and flavorful cuisines: Thai, Chinese, or other spicy Asian Foods
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Minnesota