Varietal: La Crescent, Traminette, Frontenac Gris
Type: Dry finishing dessert wine
Vineyard: Harwood Estate Vineyards (South West and North Block)
Region: Hillier, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Bred at the University of Minnesota in
1988, La Crescent is a cross between St Pepin and ES 6-8-25 both from Elmer Sewnson’s breeding program.
Bred at the University of Illinois in 1965 by H.C. Barrett and later
sent to Cornell University, Traminette is a cross between Joannes Seyves
23.416 and Gewurztraminer.
Finally Frontenac Gris is a genetic mutation of Frontenac, much like
Pinot Gris is to Pinot Noir. Frontenac was bred at the University of
Minnesota by crossing a French hybrid, Landot 4511 and Vitis riparia #89
found wild near Jordan Minnesoata.
13.6 % alc./vol.
Gold Medallion All Canadian Wine Championships 2011
; Bronze Medallion
Lauren Horlock, John Rode and Richard Karlo
Best served chilled. Will only get better with age (up to 5 years), but is
absolutely ready to drink now. This wine can also be opened and remain in
your fridge for up to two weeks before going stale.
"This sweet dessert wine delivers with sweet raspberry, cherry and cranberry
on both nose and pallet with great balancing acidity on the finish."
A truly astounding flavour that we simply cannot describe; not thick and
sticky like ice wine, our Just Desserts finishes dry. This dessert wine is a
combination of three different grapes, so it has a very complex smell and
taste with hints of strawberry, kiwi, topical fruits and apricot.
Recommendations for Other Harwood Wines:
Harwood's 2011 Marquesa Port.
Our Just Desserts pairs nicely with desserts, fruit, chocolate, truffles,
Copper Kettle Just Dessert Shots or on its own; serve with dessert, as
dessert or on dessert.
Try some of our family recipes:
Pot au Crème
Try these cheeses with Harwood’s Cabernet Sauvignon: