2014 Ameritage- American Red Wine Blend
Our Ameritage is a proprietary blend of premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Carménère and Teroldego red wine grapes combined and aged in medium toast French oak barrels to enhance complexity and balance of the blend. This delightfully rich, medium-body wine provides flavors of ripe blackberries and subtle hints of cedar, vanilla, leather, spice and tobacco with earthy aromas of smoke and dark chocolate. All of these layers of aroma and lush flavor are well integrated with rich tannins. The smooth finish and lingering flavors are all classic hallmarks of this exquisite blend. With extended aging the wine’s dark fruit, spice and earth tones will continue to mature for an additional 10-20 years.
Ameritage: Is defined as an Amalgamation of America’s new world wine making techniques with the old world skill in the art of wine blending.
In addition to being the combination of American technology in growing high quality wine grapes and the process used in the making of technically sound premium wines, Ameritage wines also combine this new world know-how with the artful skill of meticulous old world blending of different lots of wine together to produce one homogenous wine is considered to be the highest form of sophisticated winemaking.
To be classed as a red or white Ameritage wine, it must be a blend of three or more varieties classified as wine grapes having a minimum of 75% vinifera parentage. If a blend consists of less than three wine grape varieties, it can not be labeled as an Ameritage wine. Proprietary blends are allowed within the definition of Ameritage. However, to qualify for Ameritage classification, and labeling, no single wine grape variety can make up more than 70% of the blend.
Ameritage wines are most prized for their elegantly smooth silky texture and complex robust structure with long pleasant finishes. While they are able to age beautifully for many years however, most are also very drinkable when released.