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Chambourcin Riserva

Chambourcin Riserva Wine Details
Price: $25.99 per bottle

Description: Four JG's flagship wine, Chambourcin Riserva, was awarded the gold medal in the 2004 New Jersey Governor's Cup. The Chambourcin grape is a French Hybrid with Rhone origins. It is a late-ripening grape that requires a long growing season, but is cold hardy during the winter months, making it perfect for Monmouth County climate. Four Jg's Chambourcin Riserva is a delicate mixture of the hybrid Chambourcin grape and the vinifera Cabernet Franc. Chambourcin Riserva is an enjoyable wine with blackberry and herb aroma. Medium tannins are well integrated into the long finish. It is aged in American Oak barrels for 12 months. It finishes with a pleasing taste that leaves the palette wanting more.

Varietal Definition
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.
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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