Award-Winning "Shawnee Hills" Wines
What does it mean to be a "Shawnee Hills" wine?
Displaying the "Shawnee Hills" designation on a wine label ensures that at least 85% of the wines volume is derived from grapes grown within the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area.
Common Wines Grown/Produced Within the Shawnee Hills AVA
Chambourcin -The Chambourcin wine-grape is a French-American hybrid grape that is used to produce a wide array of wine styles. From full-bodied, dry red wines with a moderate tannin backbone and fresh, ripe fruit flavors and aromas to semi-dry wines either made in a rose` or beaujolais style to even sweeter blush or rose` styles. Chambourcin wines have received numerous awards in national and international wine competitions.
Traminette - The Traminette grape produces wines with delicate floral aromas balanced with flavors of peach, apricot and honeysuckle. This delicate wine is light and refreshing and is typically served as a semi-dry to semi-sweet wine.
Chardonel - This grape variety resulted from a cross between Chardonnay and Seyval grape varieties. Depending on the style produced, Chardonel grapes create light-medium bodied wines displaying fresh flavors of apple and pear with slight citrus undertones. Oak aging can add to the richness of this wine but unoaked Chardonels are becoming more popular within the Shawnee Hills region.
Vignoles - A very versatile wine grape, Vignoles is capable of producing a wide variety of wines ranging from dry to sweet, even dessert wines. Fresh citrus flavors and bright aromas of apricot and pineapple are common with this variety.
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