Quick Sip: The Winery at Bull Run 2015 Chambourcin Rosé

Hello Friends,

Today’s Quick Sip is The Winery at Bull Run’s 2015 Chambourcin Rosé. The Winery at Bull Run is located in Centreville, Virginia and borders the historic Manassas National Battlefield Park. Situated on over 225 sprawling acres, The Winery at Bull Run is the largest operating farm in Fairfax County.  The winery crafts Virginia-grown wines from its two on-site vineyards; over 8 acres are planted in Centreville and approximately 42 acres are planted at their second property in Little Washington, Virginia.

Rosé shines and shines brightly during the warm summer months.

Chambourcin is a hardy French-American hybrid grape variety that’s fairly prevalent on the east coast. It was first introduced by French hybridist Joannes Seyve in 1963, but its true origins and parentage are all but a question mark. What we do know, however, is Chambourcin is more than capable of producing some very nice full-flavored, deeply colored red table wines. And clearly, Chambourcin is quite proficient at making thirst-quenching pink wines too! While rosé is good anytime, it truly shines brightly and refreshes during the warm summer months. If you’re local, The Winery at Bull Run is approximately 30 minutes from the nation's capital, so get out and enjoy the atmosphere, views, weekend entertainment, all the sunshine you can stand, and the wine! For further information and where you can find this rosé, please see my tasting notes below.

The Winery at Bull Run 2015 Chambourcin Rosé

The Winery at Bull Run 2015 Chambourcin Rosé (SRP $29): The Chambourcin fruit for this wine was sourced from the producer’s Rock Mill estate vineyard in Little Washington, Virginia.  This rosé pours a vibrant, ruby red color with lifted aromas of fresh red berries. In the mouth, it is light-to-medium bodied with waves of up-front red fruit notes redolent of raspberry, tart cherries and cranberry. The flavors wrap around a nice spine of acid and are rounded out by a delicate wisp of sweetness. The finish is medium-long and pleasingly fruity. It’s refreshingly satisfying all on its own, yet a nice partner to summer salads, Mediterranean fare, or finger foods. I’ve been on a barbeque kick of late, so I enjoyed it with pulled pork & sliced brisket sliders with all the fixings. Approximately 406 cases of this wine were produced. Region: Little Washington, Virginia. Other info: ABV 13%, 100% Chambourcin, all stainless steel, screw cap enclosure. Click here to find this wine.

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