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t Ditch 05 Estate Blend - Lower East Side block

t Ditch 05 Estate Blend - Lower East Side block Wine Details
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Description: Last Ditch 05 is a return to the original Last Ditch 02, a blend of Chambourcin and a little Foch organically grown in the Lower East Side block. Green harvesting half the crop along with “lean” irrigation practices accelerated ripening and delivered a wine marked by bright cherry, red licorice, and a smooth finish. Aged in 2nd and 3rd yr French oak for 11 months. Pour Last Ditch and raise a toast to the people who dug the ditches and cleared the way for our farms and ranches here in western Colorado.

Varietal Definition
Chambourcin:
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.
Marechal Foch:
A french-american hybrid grape, with french Alsace Gamay origins, noted for producing deeply colored and strongly varietal wines considered by some to have a "Burgundian" character. Also known under the name Foch.


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