This section introduces you to a few of the main grape varieties grown in Québec. Our rigorous climate motivated our grape growers to find new species of vine, thus giving the world of wine new flavours. For you to discover!
|Frontenac GrisDisplay the wines belonging to this grape variety|
|Description||It is in fact a color mutation found on the mother Frontenac vine (then called MN1047) in the University’s collection at Excelsior, Minnesota. It is culturally identical to the original red Frontenac and can only be told from the original when the grapes begin to color bronze rather than red. Frontenac Gris has the same desirable growth characteristics of Frontenac: good vigor, reliable hardiness and ability to bear heavily. It has the same weaknesses as well: it can be complex to vinify, and susceptibility to Phylloxera and Anthracnose.|
|Wine style||When made with skin time, it produces a light rose’ or blush, with apricot and peach flavors. When made as a white, it is crisp and clean with aromas of tropical fruits (especially pineapple) and honey. It has also been used to make a good ice-type wine where in the color is more red and the flavor quite intensely cherry.|
|Resistance to cold||-27 ℃|
See the grape varieties for red wine