Introduced in 2003 by the University of Minnesota, this cultivar produces a quality white wine that is the counterpart to Frontenac. Frontenac Gris was the result of cultivating a mutated “sport” – a randomly mutated bud found on a Frontenac vine - that yielded gray (“gris”) fruit and amber-colored juice. Frontenac Gris vines show the same good levels of disease resistance, vigor, and productivity as Frontenac. Frontenac Gris also produces grapes with high sugar levels and acidity. Grapes are harvested mid-to-late season. Wines produced from this cultivar can make lively, refreshing table, dessert, and ice wines with aromas of pineapple, apricot, peach, and citrus
Wines produced from this grape are available at these wineries.
- Eagles Landing Winery
- Engelbrecht Family Winery
- Tycoga Winery
- Winneshiek Wildberry Winery