Vin Doux Naturel

With the perfect balance of body, sweetness, and acidity, our vin doux naturel has notes of cherry, licorice, and sarsaparilla.

YEAR: 2019

BLEND: 88% Marquette, 7% Frontenac gris, 5% Frontenac blanc

SOURCE:
Cellardoor Estate Vineyard, Lincolnville, ME

ABV: 15.5%

WINEMAKER NOTES: Hand harvested at peak ripeness, we fermented this wine on the skins for 3 days. To stop the fermentation, we used a unique method called mutage, where a pure grape originating spirit containing 95% alcohol is added to the must during fermentation. Doing so stops the fermentation process by killing the yeast, which in turn has two effects; this process increases the level of alcohol while allowing the finished wine to maintain a natural level of sweetness – hence the name Vin Doux Naturel. Popular on the Mediterranean coast of France, Maine grown Marquette — with its high sugars and high acidity — is well suited to this winemaking style.

AWARDS:

  • Gold – 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Whipped lemon curd with macerated strawberries
  • Cherry clafoutis
  • Vanilla panna cotta with seasonal berries

PRICE:
$12.00 bottle / $80 case
$18.00 bottle

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