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Jefferson’s Own Terre Rouge

Jefferson’s Own Terre Rouge Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: Vintage 2006. A steel-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Chambourcin (30%), our Terre Rouge is an extremely fruit-filled and versatile red wine. Rich, round cherry flavors dominate the palate with just the slightest hint of pepper on the finish. Grown in the red clay of Virginia, this wine exhibits dark hues and an earthy, fruity nose. The Terre Rouge can be served chilled or at room temperature and is a perfect match for almost any meal. Drink now or within one year of its release.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.
A french-american hybrid used to make red wines with fruity flavors and some herbaceousness. Grown in the cooler regions of Eastern U.S. and Canada. Decreasing acreages also found in Europe; due to stringent European Union rules these varieties cannot be blended with traditional varieties.


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