Grape(s): 72% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 14% Petit Verdot
Localization: Virginia, USA
Tasting Notes: A red blend with dark fruit notes that change with the season, the wine carries itself with patience, allowing its structure, character, and nuance to blossom later in the glass or after cellaring. It can be opened now with some time in the glass or cellared through 2030.
Notes: Fermented in small one-ton bins, 14 days of post-fermentation maceration, gently pressed, then aged for 20 months in French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.
The Domain: Glen Manor Vineyards is located in Virginia approximately 70 miles west of Washington D.C., situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The surrounding mountains, ranging between 1400 and 3400 feet in elevation, form a Glen which gives the vineyards a unique environment: A world of its own. The vines grow high on 12.2 acres of very steep mountain slopes characterized by deep, well-draining, and rocky soils. We employ a permanent cover crop between the rows and under the vines to aid in controlling the vines' summertime growth and to increase the biodiversity of the vineyard.