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                The Wines at Sovereign Estate

At Sovereign Estate, we strive to produce world-class wines using our estate-grown grapes, Minnesota grown grapes, and grapes from around the nation. Our vineyard, located on the north shore of Lake Waconia, grows esquisite Marquette, La Crescent, and Frontenac Blanc, and our winemaking style is to highlight the unique quality of these Minnesota grapes.


WHITE WINES

 


2014 Traminette
TRAMINETTE

WINE TYPE
dry, light, crisp, floral white wine

THE WINE
A dry white wine with intense aromas of rose blossom and lychee that are met with a flavor of spiced lemon. Light bodied with a lingering aftertaste. Similar in style to Alsatian white wines.


2015 La Crescent
LA CRESCENT

WINE TYPE
dry, light, crisp, fruity white wine

THE WINE
A delightful wine, with intense aromas of pineapple, peach, and pear. Crisp and light on the palate, with a hint of sweetness. Similar in style to Riesling.


2016 Blue La Crescent
BLUE LA CRESCENT

WINE TYPE
sweet, light, floral white wine

THE WINE
A sweet wine, with intense floral aromas. Similar to Gewurztaminer.


2015 Domaine du Duke
DOMAINE DU DUKE

WINE TYPE
sweet, rich, full, fruity white wine

THE WINE
This wine presents mineral character, a full body and smooth mouth feel. 2.0% residual suga


ROSE WINES

2015 Frontenac Gris
FRONTENAC GRIS

WINE TYPE
dry, light, crisp, fruity rosé wine

THE WINE
Grapefruit and peach dominate the nose of this wine, and the bright finish and light mouth-feel make an ideal wine for food.


2015 Frontenac
FRONTENAC

WINE TYPE
dry, light, crisp, fruity rosé wine

THE WINE
Cherry and plum dominate the nose of this wine, and the bright finish and light mouth-feel make an ideal wine for food.


2015 St Therese Rose
ST.THERESE ROSE

WINE TYPE
dry, full, lively, fruity rosé wine

THE WINE
Sweet and light on the palate, with cherry and strawberry in the nose of this wine. Our sweetest wine, served in a half sized bottle and perfect for desserts.


RED WINES

2015 Marquette
MARQUETTE ’15

WINE TYPE
dry, medium, crisp, red wine

THE WINE
The 2015 vintage of Marquette is more expressive of its oaking, with cleaner fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry. Similar in style to Pinot Noir.


2016 Marquette
MARQUETTE ’16

WINE TYPE
dry, light, expressive, red wine

THE WINE
The 2016 vintage of Marquette is low in acidity, with a smoother mouthfeel than the 2015 vintage. Aged on 100% French oak.Similar in style to Burgundy reds.


2014 Tenuta di Sovrano
TENUTA DI SOVRANO

WINE TYPE
dry, medium, lively, spicy red wine

THE WINE
“Tenuta di Sovrano” is how you say “Sovereign Estate” in Italian. A dry red wine with rich flavors of choke cherry, aromas of spicy cedar, parching tannins, and medium full body. Aged in a blend of 2/3 French oak and 1/3 American oak. Similar in style to Super Tuscan.


2014 Rubique
RUBIQUE

WINE TYPE
dry, full, smooth, red blend

THE WINE
“Rubíque” rhymes with unique. A dry full bodied red blend, rich and complex, with balanced tannin and fruit expression. Aged on 50% French oak and 50% American oak. Similar in style to Meritage reds.


2014 Cabernet Franc Syrah
CAB.FRANC SYRAH ’14

WINE TYPE
dry, full, rich, red blend

THE WINE
A dry, full bodied red wine with rich flavors of cracked black pepper, cocoa, cedar, and spiced fruit. Rich parching tannins for a dry mouth feel, with a long aftertaste. Aged on 100% medium-heavy French oak.


2015 Cabernet Franc Syrah
CAB.FRANC SYRAH ’15

WINE TYPE
dry, full, smooth, red blend

THE WINE
A dry, medium red wine, low in acidity, and very expressive with aromas of black pepper and chocolate.


RESERVE WINES

2016 Cameo Rose
CAMEO ROSÉ

WINE TYPE
fruity and fresh, brut sparkling wine

THE WINE
Effervescent and refreshing, without being too sweet, this sparkling wine is produced by hand in the carbonic method for a strong expression of fruit, noticeably citrus and strawberry.


 


2016 Frontenac Blanc Reserve
FRONT.BLANC RESERVE ’16

WINE TYPE
dry, light, fruity, and smooth white wine

THE WINE
The reserve Frontenac Blanc Reserve ’16 was again aged in Hungarian oak barrels. This dry white wine is flavorful with notes of butterscotch and cream. Similar in style to Chardonnay.


2015 Marquette Reserve
MARQUETTE RESERVE ’15

WINE TYPE
dry, rich, barrel aged, and earthy red

THE WINE
The reserve Marquette ’15 was aged in Hungarian oak barrels, which lend complex notes of coffee and cocoa along side the cherry, raspberry, and earthiness from the grape. Similar in style to Pinot Noir.


2016 Marquette Reserve
MARQUETTE RESERVE ’16

WINE TYPE
dry, smooth and balanced red

THE WINE
The reserve Marquette was again aged in Hungarian oak barrels, which lend complex notes of coffee and cocoa along side the cherry, raspberry, and earthiness from the grape. Similar in style to Pinot Noir.


2015 Cabernet Franc Syrah Reserve
CAB.FRANC SYRAH RESERVE

WINE TYPE
dry, full, smooth, red blend

THE WINE
A rich and intense red wine, done in the traditional style. A long maceration and extraction during fermentation gives the wine complexity and smooth yet parching tannins, while barrel aging in new medium-toast Hungarian oak imparts deep aromas of coffee and mocha.


2016 Ignatius Frontenac
IGNATIUS FORTIFIED

WINE TYPE
sweet, fruity, and rich port-style wine (500 ml)

 

Our wines are available to ship to most states.

Please call the winery at 952-446-9957 to place an order.

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