Parallel 44 Frozen Tundra Original (750 ml)
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- Color: light pink
- Aromas and Flavors: fruity
- Finish: crisp
The Frozen Tundra Family of wines first came on the scene in the fall of 2009. During 2009, the small amount of fruit we did have was mostly under-ripe, having low brix and high acid. The first frost had come early, not giving the grapes enough time to mature to the desired brix level and for acid levels to drop. Steve considered this harvest a total loss. A bit discouraged and wondering if wine grapes really could grow on the frozen tundra, Steve had an idea. Celebrate the acidity in our grapes and create a wine with a “sweet tart” effect. So, the Frontenac grapes were harvested and pressed immediately, so that the juice had very little skin or seed contact and allowing the fruit quality of the grape to come through despite the acid. This created a brightly hued, almost pink wine with a fruity quality on the front end and a crisp finish on the back end – just like a sweet tart or jolly rancher.
This wine is truly a creation of our unique terroir, Steve and Maria thought it would be fitting to play on the term “Frozen Tundra.” Frozen Tundra has been used as a reference to the Green Bay area and Lambeau field – really a regional reference. So this wine was called “Frozen Tundra” as it was a wine celebrating our unique grape growing region here in Wisconsin. This wine is not a “Packer Wine". It is just meant to be a celebration of the region we love to call the “Frozen Tundra.”