La Crescent

Developed to be tough and cold-hardy, La Crescent is the result of a St. Pepin x Swenson cross at the University of Minnesota. Described as making a Germanic-natured wine with some character reminiscent of Riesling, La Crescent has been successful in producing sweet white wines, and as a component of blends. As with all the Swenson, and University of Minnesota vines, La Crescent’s unique attribute is its winter-hardy nature. It is reportedly capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -36 F. (approx. -38 C). Only moderately vigorous and productive, La Crescent is only slightly vulnerable to Powdery Mildew and Black Rot, and somewhat susceptible to Downy Mildew on its leaves. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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    Island Mama is hip! The new trend of Dry White wine is crisp and refreshing unlike the heavy bite of yesterdays dry whites, yet still has great body and mouth feel. Its exciting enough to enjoy by the glass with your favorite Island mamas and romantic enough to serve to your Island Papa with his favorite cheese and crackers. The ever so delicat... Read More

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  • Coyote Moon Vineyards la Crescent 2011

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    La Crescent semi-sweet to semi-dry wine acquired its name from the worlds new varietal grape La Crescent! The aroma is an enticing outburst of lilacs, roses, and apricots. Drink slowly to capture and reveal the hints of apricot, pear and citrus. Serve with your favorite fish, especially perch and other seafoods. La Crescent is also perfect with ... Read More

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  • Cannon River Winery White Blend West 7th White NV

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    A refreshing semi-dry white wine with tropical fruit, citrus and pear flavors. Created for Mancinis Char House on West 7th Street in Saint Paul, where it is served as the house white wine. Comprised of Chardonnay, Minnesota LaCrescent, and Alpen Glow grapes. Read More

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  • Winehaven Lacrescent 2009

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    Made from the winter-hardy La Crescent grape, this wine delivers delightful fruity aromas and flavors that are true to its Midwestern roots. A crisp, delicious finish makes the La Crescent an excellent choice with seafood.Bronze Medal Winner - 2009 San Francisco International Wine CompetitionBronze Medal Winner - 2009 Int'l Cold Climate Wine Co... Read More

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