A medium to dark red wine, Chambourcin is a medium-sized French-American hybrid berry, also known as Joannes Seyve 26205, with a blue-black color that grows in large clusters that must be thinned. Susceptible to multiple fungal diseases, Chambourcin has a difficult time in the northern Missouri environment. Ripening around the same time as Concord, Chambourcin is processed much like red wine and produces a full-bodied, dry red wine. It has a moderately fruity taste and may also have hints of berry and nut, finishing with a slight herbaceous aroma on the nose.
This is barrel-aged in French oak cask and produces a wonderfully black cherry nose with a smooth medium body finish.