Nouveau Chien

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Price $24.99

Semi Dry Wines

 

About This Wine

 

A fragrant Petit Manseng-based blend offering decadent aromas of mango, melon and citrus fruit.  On the palate, grapefruit and passion fruit emerge, influenced by honey and pineapple notes.  Juicy and mouth-filling, this semi-dry wine’s residual sweetness is well balanced by clean acidity, and features a lingering finish.  Best served moderately chilled.  This wine is made with 100% Virginia fruit and is steel tank fermented.

Petit Manseng       39.3%
Vidal Blanc            31.9%
Chardonnay          19%
Traminette             9.8%

Alcohol                 13%
pH                       3.47
Titratable Acidity   5.5 g/L
Residual Sugar     2.5%

 

Tasting Attributes

 

Aroma:  Fruit and citrus.  Palate: Moderately full and smooth.  Finish: Smooth and lengthy.  Serve cool to a bit cold.

 

Food Pairing

 

This wine pairs well with shellfish, grilled ocean fish, roasted pork, and medium to hard cheeses.

 

Aging Statement

 

This wine is already near peak when released, although it may age for another several years. Aging is an imprecise art; excessive aging could lead to a negative effect. Ideally, try some every year and enjoy the wine's journey. Keep at a uniform temperature - 55 degrees is best. It is perfectly normal for a well aged wine to develop minor sediment in the bottle and on the cork surface.