2014 Chaos Red

Chaos is a good descriptor of our journey to becoming a winery.  All of us, with full time jobs, spent our nights, weekends, and holidays farming, making wine, creating a brand, and opening a tasting room - an amazing journey.  We celebrate our chaotic beginnings by creating blended wines that represent a harmonious blend of several differentred grape varietals to create this supple, approachable red wine.  Fruit forward with a hint of toast from the oak and a long finish.  Kick back, forget the chaos in your life, enjoy the moment with a glass of exceptional wine.

VINIFICATION

This wine is made from a blend of several different grapes - Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chambourcin.  The final blend was pulled together in April and then we added oak chips for a subtle, controlled oak extraction.  It was filtered and then bottled in mid-May.  

AROMA

Berry, especially cherry with a subtle oak undertone. 

FLAVOR

Medium dry, medium bodied and with light tannins.  Cherry and berry flavors pop along with the oak in the slow finish. 

VISUAL

Medium, ruby color

FOOD PAIRINGS

Burger off the grill, your favorite pizza or a nice light summer pasta dish

PRICE

Retail $19 per bottle

Verterra Winery  •  103 E. River Street  •   Leland, MI 49654  •  231.256.2115