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The Wine:

Featuring firm berry fruit and an easy-drinking texture, this varietal recalls wines from the southern Rhône Valley of France. [residual sugar: 0.0%]

The Grape:

Chambourcin: (shahm-bor-SAN) produces a medium-bodied dry wine with a fruity aroma and cherry and earthy/spicy complexities. Chambourcin goes well with barbecue, pork and pasta dishes. Blumenhof grows 2 acres of Chambourcin.

Our vines were first planted in 1980, with a second block planted in 1984, making these vines some of the oldest Chambourcin in the state.  Chambourcin has a tendency to produce too much fruit, which can lead to some wines made from this grape to taste thin.  Here at Blumenhof we limit the crop to roughly 3 tons/acre to concentrate varietal character, and promote ripe, jammy flavors.