Wyncroft 2019 'Marland' Magenta, Michigan
Item Number: 14558
Sub Region: Michigan
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc / Regent
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 97
Tasting Notes: Magenta is a new red blend from Wyncroft that is made from 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Regent. Vinified to moderate tannins, this wine pleases the palate without requiring excessive aging. Notes include black currants, plums, and violets. It has more fruit and structure than the Wyncroft Marland Cabernet Franc . Magenta is plush with a long finish and is best served at cellar temperature. This is a wine for roasted things: roasts, grilled vegetables, hearty stews, pot roast, but it would also complement Italian food of any kind.
Vintage Notes: It was a cooler than normal growing season, complicated by the January Polar Vortex, which subjected southwest Michigan to -20 degrees F. This low temperature killed all the parts of the vines that were sticking out of the snow including the grape buds. Luckily Wyncroft's colleagues in the Traverse City area were spared the deep freeze. They had a full crop and were willing to share a few tons of their grapes. 2019 didn’t provide any Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, only the very hardy Cabernet Franc. Regent, a wonderful black grape developed at the grape breeding institute at Geilweilerhof, also produced (some say this grape is Germany's answer to Malbec).