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Draga Wine Details
Price: $14.95 per bottle

Description: This is a Hungarian word roughly translating to “precious.” This unique dry red blend of Marechal Foch, Frontenac, St. Croix, and Sabrevois. Matured with heavy toasted French oak, it is recommended that this wine be served with heavier steak dishes, stews, gumbos, or some excellent Hungarian goulash.

Varietal Definition
Sabrevois yields wines with good fruit and deep colour, and, if fully ripened, be quite aromatic in character. Usually grown in Canada. It responds well to oak treatments, and would be quite useful served with foods made with tomatoes. Makes a highly aromatic rose if pressed very early. Dry red varietal sabrevois should age well and may require two years in bottle to round off the rough edges. Probably best as part of a blend with other red hybrid varieties known for higher sugars (say maybe Frontenac or Landot Noir).
St. Croix:
St. Croix is the one red wine variety that Elmer Swenson has released to date. It is similar to his white variety, Kay Gray, in that it is hardy, low acid and disease-resistant.
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.
Marechal Foch:
A french-american hybrid grape, with french Alsace Gamay origins, noted for producing deeply colored and strongly varietal wines considered by some to have a "Burgundian" character. Also known under the name Foch.


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