Released in 2006, Marquette is an exciting new red wine variety from the U of M. It has produced full crops after experiencing winter temperatures as low as -36° F. Resistance to common grape diseases (downy mildew, powdery mildew, foliar phylloxera, and black rot), have been excellent. Marquette requires only a minimal spray program. Its open and orderly habit decrease labor costs. Sugar levels average 24-26° brix. Acid levels on average are lower and much easier to work with than that of Frontenac. The wine has an attractive deep red color, desirable aromas of cherry, black pepper, and berry, and substantial tannin structure rarely found in hybrid wines.