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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