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Perennial Vintners – Frambelle Raspberry Dessert Wine
This wine is made from 100% Bainbridge Island raspberries, grown by our next-door-neighbor Akio Suyematsu at the Day Road Farm. It’s somewhat like a port, somewhat like a liqueur. Unfortunately we cannot use either of these terms on the label, so it’s called simply a dessert wine. It’s only slightly sweet with an excellent balance of acidity to keep from being cloyingly sweet like a typical dessert wine.
The name “Frambelle” is our own mishmosh of the French words for raspberry (framboise) and beautiful (belle).
We release it annually at our Valentine’s Day open weekend.
Tasting notes: You’re greeted with stunning fresh raspberry aromas, and on the tongue a touch of sweetness (only 5% RS) with just enough acid to keep it lively. This wine is more like a liqueur at 17% alcohol, so be sure to sip it lightly to enjoy it to the fullest.
Perennial Vintners – Melon de Bourgogne 2017
In 2004, Perennial Vintners took a huge gamble by planting the first Melon de Bourgogne grape vineyard in WA state. We felt that the growing area of this grape in France (near Nantes) was sufficiently similar to the cool climate Puget Sound AVA that it would do well here. From the 2008 harvest on, we have proven the gamble was worthwhile. This year we’ve produced 102 cases.
The vineyard being in the Puget Sound American Viticultural Area (AVA) means we get all the benefits of the maritime-influenced cool climate growing area as well as the extended length days of our more northerly latitude. What all this leads to is the most fragrant and aromatic wines imaginable.
This is a dry white wine, and is renowned across Europe (where it’s known as Muscadet, pronounced moose-ka-day) as the wine for pairing with any seafood. This wine was not intended to be aged — please enjoy it young, while its fresh fruit aromatics are at their peak.
Perennial Vintners – Sparkling Siegerrebe
Sparkling style wine from Siegerrebe grapes, grown in the Puget Sound AVA, Kingston WA. It is also very versatile, goes well with most any lighter foods. A blend of 3 vintages adds to it’s complexity. This wine is not intended to be aged — please enjoy it young, while it’s fresh fruit aromatics are at their peak.