La Crescent
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Varietal Character

La Crescent
La Crescent
You are all part of a band of Native and French-Americans that could easily be called the ‘Polar Bear Gang’. Born in Minnesota, you've been bred to be tough and hardy. Your parents were imprisoned in labs for so long that they go by their identification numbers rather than names. People of the northern states are glad that you now control the flow of wine. In the frigid northern winters, weak-limbed vines all too often never deliver.

Appellations Growing La Crescent Grapes

Appellations producing the most La Crescent wines:

La Crescent Grape Details

La Crescent

Developed to be tough and cold-hardy, La Crescent is the result of a St. Pepin x Swenson cross. 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 best 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.

Feature In

Best-of-Appellation Wine List

See the La Crescent wines that have been advanced to Best-of-Appellation™ standing for their respective regions.