Chambourcin comprises the largest component of Dune Shadow Red with approximately 10% each Merlot and Cabernet franc, depending on the season. The must is inoculated with yeast and the caps punched down twice daily until dryness.
The Chambourcin tank is sealed until the cap falls, usually 7 to 10 days following the completion of alcohol fermentation. Post- fermentation the must is pressed and ML completed in tank. The finished wine is racked and settled in tank followed by a polish filtration prior to assembling the final blend.
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Alcohol: 12.6% pH: 3.38 TA: 6.5
Residual Sugar: 0.5%
Aging: Stainless Steel Closure: Cork
Case production: 160
Intense dark cherry, brambleberry and plum aromas are followed by a mosaic of flavors. Hints of chocolate and cedar interplay with the bright cherry and berry flavors supported by soft tannins and acidity. Enjoy with hearty fare like roasts, burgers and