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Petite Pearl

$33.00

Overview

Petite Pearl Reserve is an 100% estate grown wine; it was given the designation of reserve because Winemaker, Steve felt it represented the best that the 2016 growing season had to offer. This is the third 100% Petite Pearl vintage that Parallel 44 has produced. 
 
   

Apellation: Wisconsin Ledge

Residual sugar: Dry

Notes

Winemaker's Notes

Petite Pearl is a relatively new grape varietal, it was first recognized by the federal government in 2014 as an official grape varietal. Owners, Steve and Maria, first experienced this grape at a wine conference in 2009, 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.  In 2010 Parallel 44 was amongst the first to plant this grape and later became the second winery in the world to make a wine from the grape. 
 
Both the 2012 and 2013 vintages of this wine respectfully won Best Wisconsin Red Wine in 2014 & 2015 and Best in Show in 2015 at the Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition. The 2016 vintage was aged surlie and given a light touch of French Oak, to highlight the vibrancy and richness of the vintage.             

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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