Join Casa Larga Vineyards for our 1st Annual Meritage Uncorked! On Saturday March 28th, 2020 from 12:00-5:00pm join Casa Larga Vineyards for a celebration of everything Meritage. Enjoy Live Music, Small Plate Pairings, Tours & of course, Meritage Tastings!
Until February 29th, 2020: $25.00+tax
March 1- Day Of Festival : $30.00+tax
A Red Meritage is a blend of two or more of the red “noble” Bordeaux varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère. To qualify as a White Meritage, a wine must be a blend of at least two of three specific white “noble” varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon or Muscadelle du Bordelais.
The wine does not qualify as a Meritage if the blend includes any other grape varieties. Also, to qualify as a Meritage, no single grape variety can make up more than 90% of the blend. Meritage, pronounced like heritage, first appeared in the late 1980s after a group of American vintners joined forces to create a name for New World wines blended in the tradition of Bordeaux. The word was selected from more than 6,000 entries in an international contest. Meritage combines “merit,” reflecting the quality of the grapes, with “heritage,” which recognizes the centuries-old tradition of blending, long considered to be the highest form of the winemaker’s art. Come celebrate Meritage with us!