Our New Wine Label, Hazel!
We’re so excited to introduce our Hazel 2018 Chambourcin, a wine made with the utmost transparency in partnership with CJS Vineyards, a premier family-owned estate winery in the Finger Lakes of New York.
Chambourcin is a purple-skinned, French-American hybrid grape that is more prevalent today in American vineyards than its homeland of France.
The grapes in this wine were harvested in the CJS Fosterville Road vineyard on September 27, 2018 and fermented in open-top bins for seven days. They were then pressed out into three new 2018 Hungarian (Zemplen Cooperage) oak barrels to complete fermentation. After aging in the barrel for 24 months, the wine was racked into stainless steel to rest in September of 2020 before bottling on March 9, 2021.
In the spirit of transparency, we thought it was important to give you a complete list of ingredients right on the bottle, unlike most other wine companies out there. Learn a little more about the CJS vines, methods, and how our wines were labeled by hand in our YouTube video.
Tasting Notes: Black cherry, red fruit, and chocolate. Savory and classic with soft, smooth tannins.
Varietal: 100% Chambourcin aged 24 months in Hungarian oak barrels
Residual Sugar: 5 gm/Liter or 0.5% RS
Titratable Acidity: 6.7 gm/Liter
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Free SO2 at Bottling: 25 ppm