Announcing Two Great Wine Releases
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Weekend, Laurita Winery announces its new wine release of two very popular wine selections.
Now available for purchases are Norton and Chambourcin!
Norton – $23 per bottle
The Norton grape, thought to be the original native American grape, is from Missouri and is also widely grown in Virginia. Norton was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite wine. It is cold hardy and it is the only grape grown in the Laurita Vineyards that requires a split trellis to encourage exposure to sun, easy hedging and pruning. It is rich, dark red and almost Zinfandel-like, with mixed berry flavors. It has a velvety texture with a penetrating aroma reminiscent of wines from southern France.
Chambourcin – $24 per bottle
If you are looking for an interesting red that is a departure from your usual Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot, Chambourcin is a great option for those of us in the eastern US. Chambourcin is a purple-skinned French-American hybrid that is more readily available in the United States and Australia than in its homeland, France. The Chambourcin grape grows exceptionally well here in NJ and is a very sophisticated grape. Chambourcin wine is a deep ruby red color and is generally made into two varieties of wine. A wine in a dry style with earthy, herbal flavors reminiscent of Cabernet Franc, but with a smoother, less tannic finish describes this fine wine. The wines are often spicy, with black cherries and plum flavors, and a range of herbal characters. Chambourcin presents a perfect pairing with dark chocolate.
Published February 15, 2014