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Petite Pearl

$33.00

Overview

This wine was given the designation of reserve because Winemaker, Steve felt it represented the best that the 2016 vintage had to offer from our vineyards. This wine is 100% grown in the vineyards of Parallel 44.
 
Petite Pearl Reserve will be the third 100% Petite Pearl vintage that Parallel 44 has produced. This vintage was aged surlie and given a light touch of French Oak, to highlight the vibrancy and richness of the 2016 vintage.

Apellation: Wisconsin Ledge

Residual sugar: Dry

Notes

Winemaker's Notes

Petite Pearl is a relatively new cold climate grape varietal to the Midwest Wine scene. Owners, Steve and Maria, first experienced this grape at a wine conference in 2010, where samples of a wine created from this new varietal were being offered. Steve was so impressed by the flavors and smoothness of the wine that he immediately bought all the root stock available.
 
Parallel 44 was among the first to plant this grape and the second winery in the world to have a commercial offering of wine made from Petite Pearl. The first two vintages of this wine would go on to win Best Wisconsin Red Wine in 2014 & 2015 and Best in Show in 2015 at the Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition.

Tasting Notes

This reserve is dry but offers notes of fresh fruit & a mouth feel that is extremely well balanced. This wine is interesting and integrated from its bouquet to its lingering finish. Perfect to drink now, but with its great aging potential, it will develop incredible nuance and structure over time. Pair this wine with bold meats, such as grilled steak or wild game, or with boldly flavored sauces, and hard cheeses.

Awards

Best Overall Wine, 2015 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Best in Show Professional Wine, 2015 WI Professional Wine Competition
Best of Division, 2015 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Best of Division, 2014 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2015 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2014 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Petite Pearl

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