This wine is from 100% estate grown fruit. Our vines are sheltered in the foothills of Carter's mountain in the Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA). The average age of the vines is 7 years with average density of 1662 vines/acre. Unique to Trump Winery, Cru is created by blending Chardonnay juice with grape brandy in lieu of a traditional fermentation. This fortified wine is then aged for over a year in American bourbon barrels. The result is an aperitif wine with 14% residual sugar that is truly all-American.
Platinum, Virginia Wine Lover Magazine Classic
Silver, Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition
Silver, Monterey Wine Competition
Bronze, San Francisco International Wine Competition
2007 Hunt Country Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Finger Lakes Estate Bottled 375 mL
Manufacturer: Hunt Country Vineyards LLC
Brand: Hunt Country
In 1988, we released our Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 1987, the first genuine ice wine broadly commercialized in the United States. It remains our marquee wine today. This delectable wine has been served at top restaurants in New York City, and was ordered by the White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. It was chosen for a United Nations gala dinner, where it was paired with a stupendous maple bread pudding (recipe available on our website). Our ice wine harvest and Vidal Blanc Ice Wine have also been featured on NBC’s Today Show.
ACCOLADES: "Lip-smacking!" "The Flavors are silky with subtle chocolate notes over layers of lively fruit." -San Francicso Chronicle "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" -Ladies Home Journal "MY PERSONAL FAVORITE" -Leslie Sbrocco, Entertainment Tonight
Catherman's Port is made in the traditional method they use in Portugal today. The Chambourcin grapes are harvested, crushed, and destemmed to an open top fermentation tank. As soon as the wine starts to ferment, it is fortified by the addition of neutral grape spirits in order to stop the fermentation. This leaves residual sugar, which is from the grape itself as well has higher alcohol content from the brandy addition. Deep, saturated ruby red hue. Currant, raisin, caramel, and chocolaty aromas. A rich, ripe entry leads to a moderately full-bodied palate and a slightly sweet finish with good depth of fruit and balanced acidity. Fruit is integrated well with elegant grape brandy.