This Chambourcin was picked on September 28, 2012. 100 percent of these grapes were grown in our vineyard. The grapes were fermented in small batches with a skin maceration of 31 days. It went through complete malolactic fermentation which softened the acids and gives it a nice mouth feel. The wine was aged in French oak for 10 months and American oak for two months. This combination gives the wine a nice oak-balance without taking away from the fruit.
This Chambourcin has a beautiful garnet color in the glass when swirled. It has wonderful aromas of cherries, plums and raspberry with a touch of vanilla and oak. The tastes follow through with all of the same with a nice finish. We love to drink this wine with grilled vegetables and marinated pork tenderloin. This wine displays our southeastern Pennsylvania terroir. Thanks and enjoy!
– Winemaker notes