Our wine tonight is the Chambourcin from Dover Vineyards in Concord, North Carolina.
Estate grown Chambourcin.
Winemaker Mark Frizolowski.
Decanted 60 minutes.
Deep garnet in color with a lighter rim.
Nose of blackberry jam, cheerwine, black currant reduction, caffè mocha, almond butter, and dried lavender.
Dry and fruity with mild tannins.
A complex flavor profile showing cherries, blackberries, red plums, pomegranate, mocha, and toffee, with a finish of almonds, hazelnuts, vanilla, and lingering earthy tones.
Winery Escapades score of 88 points – Silver Medal.
The Farm at Dover Vineyards is the love of Elizabeth Dover. The farm land, just off the Concord Parkway and near the Charlotte Speedway, has been in the family for generations. The farm is not only a vineyard, but also a vegetable garden. Elizabeth allows her love of the land to guide her farming practices.
The vineyard was planted in 2009 with Chambourcin and Villard Blanc. Dover doesn’t support a tasting room, selling her wines in the farm store. However, Dover is currently hosting Weekends in the Vineyard featuring live music, bonfires, and of course wine. Check their website and social media for dates and details.