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Frontenac Wine Details

Description: Frontenac is a dry red made from 100% Frontenac grapes grown in Iowa. Frontenac is a relatively “new” cold climate grape introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1996. Our Frontenac wine is a lighter dry red with a black licorice nose and subtle oak characteristics.

Varietal Definition
Frontenac’s overall viticultural performance and excellent wine quality are directly responsible for its success in Minnesota, where more of its vines are growing than any other variety. This recently released red wine grape from the University of Minnesota is a cross of Landot 4511 and Vitis Riparia. The vine’s chief advantage is its extremely vigorous and productive nature.


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