PA - Lake Erie
Size: 750ml - Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, OH, NY, TX CA, FL, VA, IL and 32 other states
Carménère, a brand new varietal for us, is a wonderful, somewhat forgotten old Bordeaux red grape that survived the 1800’s European Phylloxera plague by its inadvertent importation to Chile where it was mistaken for Merlot. Still grown almost exclusively in Chile today, this delicious, under-the-radar grape is beginning to make its way to vineyards in Europe again as well as the U.S. Carménère is showing great promise in our local Lake Erie AVA vineyards and produces a robust and distinctive wine with smooth tannins and rich with smoky, blackberry, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate and white pepper notes.
Superb with red meats, especially those from the grill. Nothing better with a grilled lamb chop or picanha.
Taste & Character
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Medium (3-5 years)
Total Cases: 22
Harvest Dates: October 2021
Vineyard: Burmaster Vineyards
Bottling Date: Jan 2023
Release Date: Jan 2023
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 21.4
Titratable Acidity: 5.6 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.58
Alcohol Level: 12.1%
Blend/Composition: 100% 2021 Carmenere
Fermentation: On the skins for 9 days, punch downs 2 times a day
Aging: 14 months in neutral French oak barrels
We can ship wine direct to addresses within PA, and select states.
You must be 21 years or older to enter the online wine store and adult signature (21 yrs or older) is required to receive delivery of all shipped wine orders. If an adult is not at your home address during the day, we recommend you have the package shipped to your workplace if possible.
Wine CANNOT ship via FedEx Smartpost. If this is chosen as the shipping method, we will automatically change the shipper to FedEx. Extra charges may be incurred.
For convenience and to save on shipping you can order online and pick up later at our Winery or at our Erie Colony Plaza retail location. Just select PICK UP AT WINERY as the shipping method during check-out.