Firehouse Red

Our Sawmill Red is made up of grapes from some of the finest vineyards in New York State Lake Erie region. This sweet, rich, silky red blend has notes of cherry, tobacco, blackberry, chocolate and mocha that fill the palate, while soft hints of vanilla and lightly toasted oak lead to an intense and lengthy finish. Pairs nicely with pizza, pasta with tomato sauce, sweet and sour meatballs and Kansas City-style barbecue rubbed with spices. This wine makes a great red sangria too!

Tasting Notes

Sweet red blend • Rich • Silky • Cherry • Tobacco • Blackberry • Chocolate

Winemaker's Notes

New York State Grapes – Westfield, Lake Erie • 3.0% Residual Sugar • Blend: 60% Chambourcin/ 40% Marechal Foch • An off-dry sweet wine with a medium red ruby color with abundant berry-cherry aromas • Notes of black fruit, tobacco, rose petals, mocha, coffee, chocolate

Chambourcin Grape • Is a French hybrid • Known for notes of red cherry, cranberry, earth, tobacco, vanilla • Great acidity and dark color • Teinturier grape; meaning it has red tinted juice versus vinifera grape which most have clear juice • Skin Fermentation, 10 days, with Erboferm Pinotype Yeast, 25gm/HL, 1kg • Savour Oak French per ton, Trenolin Premium Red Enzyme, 5ml/Hl • Pressed, ML with Malo Acclimatee, current Labs: 6gm/l TA, 3.68pH, 12.5% Alcohol

Marechal Foch Grape • Small berries, dark inky black in color • Great for blending • Strong acidity • Thermovinified. Flotation Clarified, Cool Fermentation, 18C, Erboferm Pinotype, 25gm/HL, • Enzyme: Trenolin T-Stab, 5ml/HL, ML with Malo Acclimatee • 5.3gm/l TA, 3.64pH, 12% Alcohol

Production Notes

226 cases produced

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