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Galleon Treasure Red

Galleon Treasure Red Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: In the 17th century Spanish conquistadors brought red wines in their galleons to the New World. These wines, similar to the 70% Chambourcin and 30% Cabernet Franc in this bottle, were prized by the Brotherhood of the Coast and other buccaneers. A galleon full of this wine was a treasure worth fighting for! Galleon's Treasure is a hearty and full, aromatic dry red wine that goes well with grilled meats and barbecues.

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.
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.


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