Anthony Gismondi on Wine
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Frind Estate Regent 2022

CanadaRegent is a dark-skinned inter-specific hybrid grape variety. It has both European (Vitis vinifera) and American vine species in its pedigree and a broad resistance against most significant fungal diseases which affect grapes, such as downy mildew. It was created in 1967 by Professor Gerhardt Alleweldt at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding, and counts Diana, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau (Vitis vinifera) with the interspecific hybrid Chambourcin. Regent received varietal protection in 1994. It remains popular in German growing regions today. At Frind, the regent produces sweet black blueberries early in the season. In 2022, the grapes reached optimal ripeness before the frost and snow hit the vineyard. The nose is a mix of blackberry and black plums mixed with a bit of wild animal and fig. The attack is fresh with more black fruit and a super silky, almost tannin-less mid-palate. It is super light and fades away quickly through the finish. It is a fine accompaniment to a pulled pork sandwich.Tasted: 19 December 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$29.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Frind EstateDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: RegentCSPC: 443794UPC: 696852009706