Dry Wine

Americus

Americus is a dry and bold red with savory dark fruit notes and loads of pepper on the palate. A blend of Cabernet Franc and the French hybrid grape Noiret, the rich tannin structure pairs well with grilled meats & heavier dishes. This is winemaker Amy LaBelle’s answer for a bold & full-bodied red.

Aged in French oak barrels for approximately 1 – 2 years.

May be cellared up to 10 years.

 

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Amherst Vineyard Red

On a cool morning in October, we harvest our red grapes from The Vineyard at LaBelle Winery. Each year, we blend them into this special, limited release wine – with its deep rich tones, Amherst Vineyard Red delights the palate first with fruit forward flavor that then subsides to a dry, lingering finish. This oak-aged estate wine pairs well with cheese and charcuterie or beef dishes.

Aged in French oak barrels for approximately 1+ years.

May be cellared up to 5 years.

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Chardonnay

Our Chardonnay finds balance in both body and style due to limited aging in barrel with additional oak infusion. Winemaker Amy LaBelle blends the traditional Chardonnay grape with the cold-hardy Vidal Blanc, creating a wine true to our New England fruit. Malolactic fermentation, a secondary fermentation that converts malic acid to lactic acid, lends a buttery nose, while crisp acidity and floral tones are demonstrated due largely to the addition of the Vidal Blanc. This blend is a wonderful complement to any poultry or seafood dish.

Aged in French oak barrels for approximately 6 months, then transferred to steel tank and infused with French oak cubes for approximately 6 months.

May be cellared up to 5 years.

 

About Chardonnay:  Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to create white wines. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced. Chardonnay wine tends to be medium to light bodied with noticeable acidity. Wines that have gone through malolactic fermentation, as LaBelle Chardonnay has, tend to have softer acidity and fruit flavors with buttery mouthfeel.

About Vidal Blanc:  Vidal Blanc is a white hybrid grape variety developed in the 1930s by French wine grape breeder Jean Louis Vidal. It is a very winter-hardy variety that manages to produce high sugar levels in cold climates with moderate to high acidity. It is grown widely throughout the United States where it is used to produce both dry and sweet wines.

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Corazon Rosé

A beautiful marriage of our gold medal award-winning wines Seyval Blanc & Red Raspberry, Corazon Rosé is a unique blush wine that is versatile enough to enjoy on its own or with a meal. An off-dry wine, Corazon Rosé can be compared to a French Rosé – we recommend drinking this wine by candlelight, paired with seafood, chicken or creamy pasta dishes.

May be cellared up to 5 years.

 

About Seyval Blanc: Seyval Blanc is a French hybrid grape that ripens early and thrives in cooler climates.  It is planted in England, Canada, and the northeastern United States.  The grape produces crisp white wines with citrus notes.

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Dry Apple

If you like Pinot Grigio, you’ll love this wine made only from NH-grown apples! Small batches of our favorite apple varieties are fermented immediately after pressing at a low temperature. This preserves the fruity freshness, yet lends a crisp calvados nose to our flagship wine. Drink this dry wine as you would any white wine, even as an aperitif. Best served chilled.

May be cellared up to 2 years.

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Dry Blueberry

Made with local blueberries and infused with French oak, this wine drinks like a dry, light Merlot in body and style with rich but soft notes of vanilla and fresh fruit (though it is not too sweet). This dinner wine has something for everyone – light, refreshing and full-bodied. This wine pairs well with grilled meats or pasta. Fun fact:  this is the first wine ever made by Winemaker Amy LaBelle!

Infused with French oak cubes for approximately 6 months
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May be cellared up to 10 years
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Dry Pear

The next time you enjoy a pear, close your eyes and focus on the extraordinary flavors and aromas of this everyday fruit. The humble pear expresses itself with elegance and a crisp acidity in this dry, fragrant table wine filled with soft fruit & floral tones. Winemaker Amy LaBelle had always wanted to make a pear wine that captures and transforms these characteristics into a gorgeous dinner wine. Enjoy as an aperitif, or with salads/fresh vegetables, seafood or chicken.

May be cellared up to 2 years.

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Dry Riesling

LaBelle Dry Riesling is about as dry as you can go with this grape variety. Made in the Alsatian style, it yields a dry and crisp wine that will complement many foods. This aromatic white wine entices with delicate stone fruit and mineral nuances. Imparting the traditional mineralogy of the Riesling grape with peach and apricot tones, this versatile wine pairs well with creamy dishes, poultry or salad.

May be cellared up to 4 years.

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Malbec

This elegant rich and dry wine is made from Washington State grapes, where Malbec grapes thrive. LaBelle Malbec, with its deep purple color, is spicy and bold on the palate with a lush and balanced finish. Boasting aromas of violets, dark plums, tobacco and earth tones, this dry wine will please wine connoisseurs who enjoy full-bodied reds. You’ll enjoy the soft tannins and balanced acidity of this wine. It pairs well with tomato-based dishes and grilled meats.

Aged in medium and medium+ toasted oak barrels for approximately 11 months – 45% French Oak, 45% Hungarian Oak, 10% American Oak.

May be cellared up to the year 2023, given appropriate cellaring conditions.

 

About Malbec:  Malbec is a purple grape variety that tends to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, which can be balanced through the oak-aging process. The wines made from this grape are often rich, dark and juicy.

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Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is typically a blending grape used in Bordeaux-style wines, but the grapes were so gorgeous that Winemaker Amy LaBelle couldn’t bear to blend them with others. This bold, dry red wine expresses strong floral and fruit tones with a deep tannin structure that leaves a velvety, lingering finish. LaBelle Petit Verdot pairs perfectly with grilled beef, and is also surprisingly good with dark chocolate. Serve just below room temperature.

Aged in French and American oak barrels for approximately 1 year.

May be cellared up to 10 years.

 

About Petit Verdot:  Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. As a young grape, its aromas are likened to banana or pencil shavings. When it ripens, it presents deep tannin structure, bold color and rich leather/violet tones.

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Red Alchemy

Winemaker Amy LaBelle blends three red grapes to create this easy-to-drink red dinner wine full of fruit, spice and woodland notes that is neither too light nor too heavy. Red Alchemy is a crowd-pleasing wine that complements poultry, beef or salmon dishes. Our Noiret grapes are grown in the Pedroso Vineyard, which sits at the front of our Amherst property as you drive by.

Aged in French oak barrels for approximately 6 months, then transferred to steel tank and infused with French oak cubes for approximately 6 months.

May be cellared up to 5 years.

 

About Noiret:  Moderately cold-hardy grape created from a complex cross in 1973 at Cornell University and it withstands temperatures to -14 °F. Noiret produces wines with a deep red color, good tannins, and unusually robust pepper overtones.

About Baco Noir:  French-American hybrid grape variety that prefers cooler climates for growing. This grape is a grower-friendly alternative to Pinot Noir. It produces light to medium body red wines with good acidity and rich fruit tones.

About Corot Noir:  Also developed at Cornell University and released in 2006. Produces a deep red color, similar to Noiret, but reflects berry and cherry fruit aromas.

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Rosé

LaBelle Winery Rosé is a dry, classic blend of the red grapes Grenache and Syrah that exhibits aromas of watermelon, florals, and strawberries. Expect refined elegance and acidity on the palate that will complement many poultry or seafood dishes and salad courses. Enjoy chilled.

May be cellared up to 1 year.

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About Grenache:  One of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It is generally spicy, berry-flavored and soft on the palate.

About Syrah:  Also known as Shiraz, it is a dark-skinned grape variety used primarily to produce red wine. This grape tends to make more full-bodied wines with softer tannin and jammier fruit tones.

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