Producer: 7 Vines Vineyard
Grapes: 100% Frontenac Gris
Production: 160 cases
* Review sample provided by the winery
7 Vines Vineyard 2017 Frontenac Gris
This copper-colored wine smells like tropically flavored cotton candy with dried mango and caramelized pineapple, but also some citrusy notes.
Off-dry the palate is explosively tropical, with an almost gritty texture and a bit of weigth on the mid-palate. It's broad and mouth-filling with more pineapple and mango leading the way but also some dried orange peel. Again, it's off-dry but there is plenty of acidity here to bring focus. The finish isn't super-long, but it doesn't drop off either.
One of the most unique wines I tasted in 2018. It makes me curious to taste more frontenac gris bottled on its own. At $35 it's probably not a great value for those looking to experiment with the grapes and/or region.