Prairie Cuvee 2015

A complement to our much loved Prairie Rotie, the Prairie Cuvee is a Northern Rhone-style bend of 54% Marsanne and 46% Roussanne.  Exclusively grown by Vijay Reddy, our Marsanne comes from Brownfield, TX. The Roussanne is grown right down the road at the Farmhouse Vineyards in Meadow, TX.

The grapes are quickly pressed and the juice is slowly fermented with specially chosen yeasts at cool temperatures to preserve the floral and fruity qualities. Marsanne finishes alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in a mixture of new and year old French oak barrels; Roussanne is aged in new French oak barrels, maintaining its acidity levels. After aging for one year in barrel, the wines are blended together, in what we feel is the best compliment of the two varietals.

The label is from our vault of Tony Bell art, bringing to mind those warm Texas days on the prairie. In the Prairie Cuvee, we hope you find a pleasant, medium bodied, yet rich white wine, evoking nuances of lemon, stone fruits and warm baking spices. Enjoy this wine now while waiting on the next vintage of Prairie Rotie to arrive.

TASTING NOTES

Aromatics: lemon, nectarine and honeysuckle warm baking spices and sweet florals

On the palate: honey, lemon zest, vanilla and mild clove with a finish of stone fruits and mild French oak

Pairing: steamed lobster, Curry dishes, scampi pasta and salads, Comte, goat, Havarti and herbed Boursin cheeses

 

Prairie Cuvee 2015

$24.95 x