Red Door

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Red Door is made from the Marechal Foch grape, a cold hardy grape varietal grown in the vineyards of Parallel 44 (although this wine is not all from our vineyard). Marechal Foch is an old world  grape varietal that has French origins, but now is predominately planted in both Wisconsin and Michigan. Originally this grape was planted in the Alsace region of France and was named after a famous French General in World War I.  It is said that its deep blood-like color is a reminder of the heavy casualties sustained by his troops.   
Through the Red Door you will step from wine developed in old world France to the New World wine of  Wisconsin.  Its versatility reflects styles ranging anywhere from a traditional earthy Burgundy to a more modern Beaujolais.


Apellation: Wisconsin

Residual sugar: Dry


Winemaker's Notes

The Marechal Foch vines planted in the vineyards of Parallel 44 were some of the first vines planted back in 2005.  These vines were planted during one of the driest summers in Wisconsin, with no irrigation in place at the time we nearly lost all of the vines. In order to keep them alive Steve ran from vine to vine with pails of water. 
Crafted in a style that highlights the grapes’ fruitiness, Red Door is a well-balanced, light bodied, easy drinking, food friendly wine. This wine is crafted using a modern method of red winemaking that utilizes a slower, cooler stainless steel fermentation so that the fruit flavors of the grape end up in your glass. 

Tasting Notes

This easy drinking dry red has earthy undertones with flavors of black cherries and a smooth finish.  This wine is meant for everyday drinking and pairs well with foods such as burgers, brats, pizza, and pasta. Red Door is also a must when you grill; drink it with everything from steak to chicken kabobs!  It is a perfect complement to every day dishes such as pasta with red sauces, pizza, and burgers.  


92 Points¸ 2018 Midwest Wine Challenge
Gold, 2015 MGGA International Cold Climate Competition 
Red Door

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