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Illinois Cellars Velvet Red

Illinois Cellars Velvet Red Wine Details
Price: $5.99 per bottle

Description: We treat the Concord used to create Velvet Red like a serious red wine. It is fermented using the most expensive French Bordeaux, red wine yeast. The wine has a very pronounced bouquet of red roses with lavender overtones, and is a wonderful accompaniment for the richer and sweeter things in life.

Varietal Definition
This native American grape varietal (of the genus vitis labrusca) is used in making old- fashioned, "rustic" country-style red wines, often displaying what most people think of as a "grape jelly aroma." In fact, the Concord is widely used in the production of jellies and jams. This East Coast varietal produces wines that have been variously described as foxy, meaning they have a unique aroma/flavor profile variously described as wild and musky. Mogen David is perhaps the quintessential Concord wine.


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