Red 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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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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Granite State Red

In this rich, velvety decadence, we combine wine made from ripe blueberries and the French hybrid grape Marechal Foch to create a uniquely New England red wine. The touch of blueberry makes this red grape wine a dry yet bold crowd pleaser. It is silky smooth on the palate with berry flavors, floral notes and soft tannins. Perfectly balanced, this wine is neither too sweet nor tart, and is excellent with steak, grilled meats or Italian fare.

Infused with French oak cubes for approximately 3 months.

May be cellared up to 5 years.

 

About Marechal Foch:  Marechal Foch is a hybrid French red wine grape variety that was developed in Alsace, France. It is used to make a variety of styles of wine, ranging from a light red wine to intense dark “inky” wines, and even sweet Port-like wines. Wines made from Marechal Foch tend to have strong acidity, aromas of black fruits and, in some cases, toasted wheat, mocha, vanilla bean, and musk.

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Malbec

Amy LaBelle made this elegant rich and dry wine 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 French oak barrels for approximately 1+ years.

May be cellared up to 10 years.

 

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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Verano Sangria

Refreshing, slightly sweet and bursting with fresh fruit flavor, Verano Sangria will delight your palate. We use only fresh fruit, not extracts or concentrates in this wine that will make entertaining a breeze. Enjoy as is, over ice, or with the addition of brandy and soda water.

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Virginia Mae Sweet Blueberry

Created at the request of our guests, LaBelle’s Sweet Blueberry will envelop your palate in rich, deep flavors of blueberry without being too sweet or cloying. Full-bodied and rich, this wine is excellent on its own as dessert and wonderful reduced as a complement to grilled beef. A portion of this wine’s proceeds are donated to ALS research in honor of Amy’s aunt, and the wine’s namesake, Virginia Mae Procon Fois.

Infused with French oak cubes for approximately 6 months.

May be cellared up to 4 years.

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