Our Golden Gris is made from two grapes developed at The University of Minnesota: La Crescent, with flavors of ripe apricots and honey, and Frontenac Gris (a mutant of the red grape, Frontenac) that gives the wine a most amazing floral perfume.
To balance the natural sweetness inherent in the fruit, we add a small amount of brandy to only slightly raise the alcohol and keep the wine from being cloying. This is truly a unique wine, but somewhere between a German Auslese and a Spanish Sherry, you might find a comparison.
We especially love to serve Golden Gris, chilled, as an aperitif with appetizers that takes us to Spain: a cured ham, briny green olives and roasted marcona almonds.
Style: A Sherry style white wine
Residual Sweetness: 3%
Grapes: La Crescent and Frontenac Gris (MN Estate Grown)
Cellar: Drink now or within 3 years
Food Match: Smoked ham or salami, cured olives, roasted almonds, grilled pork chops