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What is Veraison?
The word ‘Veraison’ is French in origin and can be translated as “first blush” in English. As red wine grapes ripen in mid-summer, the grape itself slowly turns from green to red. Veraison occurs at the start of this color change. The grapes start to soften in texture as the color darkens and the development of the grapes evolves.
With the subtle shade of red grape and the fruit of the white, this is one has been one of Henry Estate’s most popular offerings since it began Veraison production in 2000. Each year the wine is made from different growing seasons and will always be designated as non vintage (NV).
Veraison was styled to appeal to the wine consumer who enjoys wine sweeter in its presentation. The wine compliments melon, light cheeses and some lighter white meats, such as turkey. The light effervescent sparkle makes for great sipping and enjoying good conversation.