First in the Nation Red


Every four years, Granite Staters celebrate New Hampshire’s long history of “First in the Nation” status, casting our votes for President of the United States of America. We designed this special label for our award-winning Americus wine, in honor of Primary Tuesday – New Hampshire style!


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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About Cabernet Franc:  Cabernet Franc (along with Sauvignon Blanc) is one of the parent grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon. It produces wines similar in style to the more famous Cabernet Sauvignon, but lighter bodied, with less tannin and more aroma.  It can have herbaceous (green pepper) aromas.

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.

Additional information

Weight 44 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in
First Produced



50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Noiret

Residual Sugar

< 1.0%


3.77 pH

Titratable Acidity

< 1.0%