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Harvest to Press Time: Marquette

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Harvest to Press Time: Marquette

Harvest to Press Time: Marquette

Marquette is a fabulous grape variety that we grow here at Liberty Vineyards. It is a hybrid grape that was bred at the University of Minnesota and is a “grandchild of Pinot Noir”. It makes a wine that is silky with some nice spice and cherry notes. We use Marquette grapes for our Marquette wine and also as the base for Chocolette, our Chocolate flavored dessert wine. I took a photo of the beautiful Marquette grape clusters a couple of weeks before harvest (see above). We harvested our Marquette grapes by hand last week–this allows us to be selective with the grapes that end...

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