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Allegro Winery

2017 Merlot/Chambourcin

2017 Merlot/Chambourcin

I've always considered Chambourcin a grape that could use a little something. In in this case, Merlot is perfect. Usually when we blend wines, I look for complementary characteristics, where one wine has a deficiency, the second one can help fill that hole. With our Merlot Chambourcin blend, I find that the two wines seem to amplify each other. They are both wines with solid fruit characteristics and supple tannins (and in the case of Chambourcin, very little tannins.) When we blend them together in a bottle, they just seem to play nicely together.

For this vintage, we sourced the Chambourcin from Stony Run Valley Vineyards in the Lehigh Valley and the Merlot came from Equivine Vineyard in Chester County.  2017 was a cooler, balanced year in the vineyard, but we were blessed with a dry September which made all the difference in the world for these wines.

Usually when we blend wines, I look for complementary characteristics, where one wine has a deficiency, the second one can help fill that hole. With our Merlot Chambourcin blend, I find that the two wines seem to amplify each other. They are both wines with solid fruit characteristics and supple tannins (and in the case of Chambourcin, very little tannins.) When we blend them together in a bottle, they just seem to play nicely together.

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SKU: 2017-MerlotChambourcin
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Alcohol %
13.5
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