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Ledyard Sunset Red

Ledyard Sunset Red Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: This wine is a delightful blend of our Estate Grown St. Croix wine with Cabernet Franc. The wine has a classic Cabernet bouquet, with medium body, dry red -- wonderfully combined with the dark berries and currant flavors of our unique St. Croix. It is smooth, delicious with a delicate lingering finish. Bronze medal winner in the prestigious 2009 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition.

Varietal Definition
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.
St. Croix:
St. Croix is the one red wine variety that Elmer Swenson has released to date. It is similar to his white variety, Kay Gray, in that it is hardy, low acid and disease-resistant.


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