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).
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.
This aperitif has deep fresh aromas, with flavors of pear, citrus, bourbon, and toasted almonds. This blend of 100% Chardonnay juice fortified with Chardonnay brandy is 18% alcohol, so it works equally well neat or as a mixer.