AMHERST, NH – Following on the heels of the successful launch of its second sparkling wine Tempest and highly-anticipated Chardonnay, LaBelle Winery is introducing two additional new wine varieties, Anthology & Red Alchemy to its portfolio of award-winning wines. The public is invited to come to the Winery’s Tasting Room in Amherst, New Hampshire from 11am – 2pm on Monday, October 14, 2013 to sample both new wines, free of charge.
Anthology is a limited reserve blueberry port that celebrates the winery’s long history of making fine wine from blueberries. Winemaker Amy LaBelle’s first batch of wine ever made was a Blueberry Wine. The winery has since developed a commercial production of a dry blueberry and, by customer demand, a semi-sweet blueberry. Now, Anthology rounds out the line. A deep, complex after-dinner wine, this wine displays rich structure & body. Anthology – made with New Hampshire blueberries and blended with apple brandy & New Hampshire maple syrup – is excellent for sipping on its own or enjoying with a cheese course after dinner.
Winemaker Amy LaBelle performed her style of “alchemy,” blending Baco Noir, Noiret & Corot Noir to create Red Alchemy, an easy red dinner wine full of fruit, spice & woodland notes that is neither too light nor too heavy. At 1% residual sugar, Red Alchemy is a crowd-pleasing wine that is delicious with poultry or beef dishes, and wonderful with salmon. Noiret is one of Amy’s favorite grapes to work with; the Winery grows Noiret in the Pedroso Vineyard, which stands on your left as you drive into the Winery property.
Now numbering 26 varieties, the LaBelle Winery portfolio is an impressive testament to the determination & innovation of winemaker Amy LaBelle. “LaBelle Winery is not yet ten years old, and we’ve only been in our gorgeous new facility for a year,” she says. “But our drive to create excellent, novel wines inspired by the hardy grapes and other fruit of New England knows no bounds. We’ll grow wherever the wine takes us.”
To learn more about LaBelle Winery and its portfolio of wines, go online to www.labellewinerynh.com