2010 & 2011 Chambourcin
“Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest, 2010”
A Red French Hybrid Grape adapting very well in the North Fork Valley of Colorado. Critics have been following the crowd and starting to rave about these gems. Reminiscence of the South of France with its intense black color, the Chambourcin features aromas of soft red fruit and rich plums. This wine offers a nice balance of black cherry and licorice, it will stand up to food. Acidity is balanced with soft tannins. The light chocolate aromas inspired from the American Oak barrels.
The Grape is from the Finger Lakes area of New York, it is an American Hybrid. This non-oaked dry white wine has a crisp acidity with notions of citrus, grapefruit and honey flowers. Sprprisingly light in color and a very herbal edge to the finish. With good balance and fresh aromas this wine shall pair well with soft cheese, white meat, and fish.
A typical dry Rose where the duration of skin-contact is limited but sufficient to give the desired color. Chambourcin grapes with a hint of Merlot give this wine a long finish. The short time in oak added some vanilla and soft wood. Lovely flavors and aromas of cherry and strawberry. Serve it chlled, it is great in the afternoon. Rose de Leroux goes will with tapas, grilled chicken, and salad.”
Very nice cherry deep color, nose is very pleasant, spicy with vanilla and cassis notes. Mouth feel is sweet, with good wine structure, balance with a lingering finish. pairs well with dessert (raspberries, chocolate, ice cream) or with a sharp cheese (Silton).
New This Year
Kir in a bottle, a famous French aperitif. We have blended Colorado Chardonnay with Creme de cassis, a sweet dark red liqueur made from black currants. The result is an aperitif that is not too dry, and not too sweet.