Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.95

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Chambourcin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Dusty violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, buoyant finish. An earthy, Francophile red that’s an excellent charcuterie pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes
Taste Flavor: heirloom apples, autumn leaves, cherry preserves, peppermint, and duck rillettes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, Francophile red that's an excellent charcuterie pairing.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
P.O. Box 440
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-561-0567

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.