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Racoon Wine Details
Price: $8.75 per bottle

Description: Made from the Catawba and Chambourcin grapes. A mischievous wine, with citrus character underlying a mild grapey taste. This pairs real well with sharp cheddar cheese. Great summer wine served with grilled foods 5%RS.

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.
This was perhaps the earliest discovered native American grape, growing wild in Ohio and New York valleys, but it has since been surpassed by the Concord as the most widely planted native East Coast grape varietal. It primarily is used to make off-dry or sweet red wines, with a pronounced foxy (a unique aroma/flavor profile variously described as wild and musky) labrusca flavor. A number of producers also utilize this grape to make sparkling wine.


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