Once the base wine is created, it is time for our wine makers to create the perfect blend that we will release. Starting with the taste profile of the base wine, they begin taste testing, which is referred to as bench trials. Due to the nature of the Nouveau process, the wine is naturally low in tannins, and has a taste of tart red and blue fruits, which will be balanced with a small amount of residual sugar.
Other wines are meticulously blended with the base wine, recorded, and tasted until several blends have been created. These wines are tasted by several other members of our team, until the best blend and balance has been found. Once the blend has been decided, our wine makers develop the formula and calculate the ratios that are needed to produce a full batch of this year’s Nouveau wine.
This year, the fruity and bright Nouveau wine was thoughtfully blended with predominantly Sabrevois and other cold climate estate grown grapes from the 2019 harvest.
This limited release wine sold out quickly after our premier release in 2018. Nouveau’s bright fruit forward expression will fade, so be sure to enjoy your bottle before the end of the winter.