Frangin, 2020, Magog
Pinard et Filles
Grape(s): Marquette, Frontenac Noir, Petite Pearl
Fermentation: Native, Whole-Cluster, Semi-Carbonic
Region, Country: Magog, Quebec
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Frédéric Simon
A red made from 35% Marquette, 35% Frontenac Noir and 30% Petite Pearl. The 2020 Frangin is a return to their usual, more robust style for this cuvee. This is one of the most bright, joyful and energetic reds we've had in ages. Notes of beet juice, swedish berries, carrot soup, and all the red fruits. This is a wine for anyone who thinks they don't love natural wine (or save it for yourself!).
Loves a chill. Loves anything spicy. Vibrant and alive.
About the producer:
Pioneering a bright-eyed wine crusade within the extreme terroir of Quebéc, Frédéric Simon and his wife Catherine Bélanger tend to their 1.50 hectare winery with resolute sincerity and an evolving sense of place.
Discovery drives the work that they do here, with relatively new plantings of vitis vinifera such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Dornfelder, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Savagnin (uncommon to the area due to arduous growing conditions). All vines are tended to organically, with minimal alterations in the cellar, leading Frédéric to a series of challenges to consider when combating the extreme cold of winter and inevitable frosts of spring