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Plagido’s Winery

Plagido’s Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
Best Buy

Plagido’s Winery
2016 Estate Bottled, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Medium garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark ripe cherries, black licorice, ripe plum, and sweet rose petal with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length cola, toasted baguette, cocoa dust, and espresso finish with moderate oak. A vibrant Chambourcin with lip-smacking tannins and zippy acidity; try with grilled pork.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: dark ripe cherries, black licorice, ripe plum, and sweet rose petal
Taste Flavor: cola, toasted baguette, cocoa dust, and espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pork Chop With Rich Sauce, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant Chambourcin with lip-smacking tannins and zippy acidity; try with grilled pork.

The Producer

Plagido's Winery

The Producer
570 N 1st Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-567-4633

Chambourcin

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chambourcin is a red French hybrid grape that was developed in the early 1960s. It is planted in several states in the eastern US; the top examples come from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York; there are also examples made in Australia, where it sometimes is blended with Shiraz.

The grape has black juice, unlike most red grapes whose juice is clear. Thus a Chambourcin wine has deep purple color; flavors are of plum and black cherry. It is best consumed in its youth (two to three years) for its freshness.