The fourth installment of our R&D label was brought about by blending Noiret wine with neutral grape spirits from a local distillery. The blend aged about in barrels 4 years to create a rich, strong, fortified wine.
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Deep garnet in color with a bright nose of candied plum, chocolate covered raspberries, licorice, and leather. On the palate, ripe plum and black cherry dominate licorice and vanilla, with medium-plus acidity and a full mouthfeel.
Food Pairing Notes
New York style cheesecake, dark chocolate ganache, and Pfeffernüsse cookies.
This fortified red wine began in 2016 with Noiret grapes, to which we added 148-proof spirits. That blend aged in neutral French oak barrels 4 years, then was amended with fortified Chambourcin.