Aromas of dark berry and earth tones and a smooth chocolate finish; nice with pork dishes.
The Chambourcin grape is a French-American hybrid, whose parentage is a mystery that may soon be solved with DNA technology. It is smooth, mellow and well balanced, with soft tannins, nice fruit and a beautiful dark color. An excellent example of what Chambourcin can be, this vintage was aged in american oak for 6 months, giving it a little more complexity than previous vintages.
|Located on soil that the Quarella family has been farming for close to a century, sits one of New Jersey’s premier wineries. Bellview Winery, which opened in 2000, has become a destination for more than just locals. Jim Quarella, owner and operator at Bellview, hosts wine lovers from all over. The winery is located on the same farm that Jim’s great-grandfather, Angelo Quarella, purchased in 1914 after emigrating from Italy. He named his farm Bellview. Originally just the 20-acre plot on which the winery now sits, the farm has expanded to over 150 acres, 40 of which are vineyards. The renovated building that is today’s winery houses Angelo’s original wine cellar where, for decades, Quarellas have made their wines.
Bellview takes pride in crafting fine estate wines exclusively from the quality grapes we cultivate here in our vineyards. Attention to detail is evident in each of our 30 wines: a variety of whites, reds, fruit, dessert and sparkling wines, port and even a Dandelion wine from an old family recipe.