Fronte-Snack: A Collaboration with The Grape Witches
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Allow us to introduce you to a very special collaboration between Grape Witches and Prince Edward County sensation, Trail Estate — Fronte-Snack! This puckery purple pét-nat (or pétillant naturel, an ancient sparkling wine made in a single fermentation) is made out of Frontenac, a dark-skinned hybrid grape tailored to thrive in our cold, Canadian climate.
Grown in a vineyard called Good Vibrations (yes, like the Beach Boys song but let’s be real, more like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), grapes were hand-harvested and whole bunch fermented in “juice boxes” for maximum fruit-forwardness with a ‘lil extra juice thrown in to kickstart carbonation.
Head winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois, a leader (and our hero!) in low-intervention winemaking, thinks of this as a sort of “Canadian Lambrusco,” a cold climate homage to the iconic sparkling red from Emilia-Romagna. Gloriously reminiscent of the greatest seasonal beverage – cranberry Canada Dry ginger ale – but reimagined as a brisk, easterly wind that will stir your soul, flush your cheeks & warm your heart. Juicy pomegranate, blackcurrant jelly bean & raspberry fruit-bottom yogurt with a touch of earth & wintery forest to ground you in all of the wonderful possibilities of the new wave of Canadian wine.