Chrysalis Vineyards Rosé Blend Mariposa 2006

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History: Chrysalis Vineyards -- named symbolically for the rare nectar of fine wine emerging from the barrel so as the butterfly emerges from its cocoon -- was born in 1997. The vineyard established its permanent home on the spectacular 209 acres of Locksley Estate, alongside the banks of the Hungry Run in Loudoun County, Virginia. We are excited about our alternative grape varieties, some of which include: the French Viognier, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Fer Servadou, and Petit Manseng; the Spanish Albariño, Tempranillo and Graciano. But, we're most excited about Virginia's own native grape, Norton. This heirloom gem consistently produces premium quality red wines of great character and intensity, and being a native plant is highly disease-resistant, able to be cultivated with minimal environmental impact. Chrysalis Vineyards is committed to restoring Norton to its rightful position of prominence among fine wines. Tasting Notes: Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly. Made in the style of a Spanish Clarete from Northern Spain, Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa is a dry rosé wine which derives its vivid color from Norton, Virginia's distinctive native grape. This is a full-bodied and bold wine, and its bright color foretells its fruity character with fragrant aromas and flavors with hints of raspberry, melon, and cherry. Whether a picnic or pizza, turkey or tapas, our rosé is ideal with light and full fares. Dress it up, dress it down, Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa is unpretentious, flexible and practical. Technical Notes: Appellation: Virginia Harvest Date: Sept. 14- Oct. 16, 2006 Brix at Harvest: 21 Acid: 6.2 Alcohol: 12.4% Bottling Date: April 13, 2007 Production: 375 Cases Return to Chrysalis Vineyards wine list

Region: USA » Virginia
Color: Rosé
Variety: Ros
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Chrysalis Vineyards:
Located outside the village of Middleburg in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont, Chrysalis Vineyards is becoming one of the finest estate wineries on the East Coast. Having completed our 9th harvest, we have established 71 acres of vineyards, specializing in unusual Spanish and French varietals and the native Virginia grape, Norton, in addition to substantial plantings of traditional grapes. We ar... Read more
Located outside the village of Middleburg in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont, Chrysalis Vineyards is becoming one of the finest estate wineries on the East Coast. Having completed our 9th harvest, we have established 71 acres of vineyards, specializing in unusual Spanish and French varietals and the native Virginia grape, Norton, in addition to substantial plantings of traditional grapes. We are new, excited and energized, as we combine the best of modern techniques with the traditional hand-crafted winemaking methods of the Old World. Please take a tour of our web site to learn about Chrysalis Vineyards. Our tasting room complex welcomes all visitors with patio seating for 40, and our picnic pavilion sports twin 48 inch Iron Works grills where you can cook up your own barbecue. So bring your appetite, grilling supplies and come visit us. In the meantime, we're creating unique wines that appeal not only to the tastes of our fellow Virginians, but to wine lovers the world over. Since the colonial days of Thomas Jefferson, Virginia has enjoyed a reputation as one of the first producers of fine wines in North America. The tradition continues at Chrysalis Vineyards as we produce premium wines of world class standing. And don't forget to look for Chrysalis Vineyards wines at your retailers and in fine restaurants. They're made with attention to detail and love, fulfilling our motto -- Enjoy! Read less

History: Chrysalis Vineyards -- named symbolically for the rare nectar of fine wine emerging from the barrel so as the butterfly emerges from its cocoon -- was born in 1997. The vineyard established its permanent home on the spectacular 209 acres of Locksley Estate, alongside the banks of the Hungry Run in Loudoun County, Virginia. We are excited about our alternative grape varieties, some of which include: the French Viognier, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Fer Servadou, and Petit Manseng; the Spanish Albariño, Tempranillo and Graciano. But, we're most excited about Virginia's own native grape, Norton. This heirloom gem consistently produces premium quality red wines of great character and intensity, and being a native plant is highly disease-resistant, able to be cultivated with minimal environmental impact. Chrysalis Vineyards is committed to restoring Norton to its rightful position of prominence among fine wines. Tasting Notes: Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly. Made in the style of a Spanish Clarete from Northern Spain, Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa is a dry rosé wine which derives its vivid color from Norton, Virginia's distinctive native grape. This is a full-bodied and bold wine, and its bright color foretells its fruity character with fragrant aromas and flavors with hints of raspberry, melon, and cherry. Whether a picnic or pizza, turkey or tapas, our rosé is ideal with light and full fares. Dress it up, dress it down, Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa is unpretentious, flexible and practical. Technical Notes: Appellation: Virginia Harvest Date: Sept. 14- Oct. 16, 2006 Brix at Harvest: 21 Acid: 6.2 Alcohol: 12.4% Bottling Date: April 13, 2007 Production: 375 Cases Return to Chrysalis Vineyards wine list

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