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NV Cuvée Rouge


Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine and other alcoholic beverages, we are currently only shipping wine to states that are reciprocal with California. Those states include: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Most sparkling wines are made primarily from white grapes. When only a red grape is used, such as Pinot Noir, it usually has minimal skin contact to result in a finished wine that is either clear (called Blanc de Noirs) or with a pink color as in a rosé.

Thornton Winery has been making Cuvée Rouge sparkling wine for many years. It differs from a Blanc de Noirs or Rosé sparkling wine in that it is made from only red grapes and is a full colored red wine, that happens to contain bubbles! Over the years we have used Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sangiovese and the grape(s) used and the blend in this non-vintage sparkling wine often varies from year to year. We finish it with enough sweetness to balance the tannins present from the red grapes, resulting in a full-bodied, delicious red sparkling wine.

Aroma: Violets lead to plums, blackberries, and dark red cherries.
Palate: Cherries, strawberries, black raspberries, and black forest cake dominate here. The finish is a balanced blend of acidity and sweetness, with light tannins and persistent fruit.
Pairing: Chocolate cake, blackberry tart, fruit trifle and fresh fruits.

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in






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