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Le Mariage

The nose is complex and inviting leading with aromas of black cherry, blueberry, and plum. The fruit is closely followed by notes of cocoa powder, vanilla, and a hint of tarragon. On the palate, the same fruit profile is accompanied by cocoa and nutmeg and wrapped in silky, supple tannins. This wine will pair beautifully with leaner meats such as duck, venison, or
quail dressed in a blueberry sauce.

43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 14% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc.

Governor's Case Wine, 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup
Gold medal, 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup

All lots were individually hand harvested, chilled overnight, destemmed, and fermented in small volume open top fermenters. All lots received twice daily punchdowns and pressed at dryness. The wines were put to barrel to complete secondary fermentation. After completion of secondary fermentation, the wines were racked to tank, sulfured, and returned to barrel to complete aging. Total time in barrel 17 months. 30% New French Oak. Bottled April 2021, 333 cases produced.

Gold medal, 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup