Boasting flavors of toffee, cedar, and currant, our first ever vintage of a 'white-label' Noblesse Rouge is a blend of individual lots of Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Aged 10 months in American oak.
Aromas of truffle, lavender, and anise. Flavors of toffee, cedar, and currant.
Soils are based on weathered green stone, shale, and montmorillonite clay. Green stone is high in nutrients and when broken down creates rich, fertile soils. The shale allows for good water drainage, while the clay provides organic matter. Sites are all south/south west aspect ranging from 800' - 1200' elevation.
Individual lots of Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot were fermented and aged separately. Aged 10 months in Minnesota Oak barrels.
2015 was a good vintage in Virginia with consistently warm, dry weather throughout the growing season. The fruit came in with good phenolics, and balanced chemistry. Whites were picked about 2 weeks earlier than previous years, but with optimal ripeness. Reds came in with excellent skin integrity and concentration
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