Hardy and highly disease resistant with excellent wine quality. This University of Minnesota release has superb wine-grape parentage that includes Frontenac and Pinot noir. The berries have a high sugar content and moderate acidity, producing wines with ruby-red color and a bouquet with notes of cherry, berry, black pepper and spice. Resists downy mildew, powdery mildew and black rot. Plants have an open, orderly growth habit. Ripens mid-September.