Thursday, July 10, 2014

Featured Wine: Dry Rougeon

Seven Springs Winery has a wide variety of wines to fit everyone's differing palettes.  The next Lake of the Ozarks wine in our Featured Wine series is the Dry Rougeon.  Be sure to check out this delicious red wine next time you visit our Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks!  

The Rougeon Grape

Rougeon is a dark-skinned French-American hybrid grape, known for its ability to make simple, tasty wine. The vine produces medium-sized compact clusters of fruit with a brilliant red hue, making it an ideal blending ingredient. Although the grape vines are hardy, production can be erratic causing as little as twice a year or once every two years.

Like all grapes, Rougeon is susceptible to disease, particularly downy mildew and powdery mildew. These diseases have the potential to reduce vine growth, yield, quality and winter hardiness.  Black rot and botrytis, as well as sensitivity to sulfur can also be seen with the Rougeon grapes.

Rougeon Wine

Since this grape is great for blending, it is often used to make port wines. Rougeon grapes are often blended with grapes such as Chambourcin and Baco Noir.  However, many enjoy it all by itself! Varietal Rougeon wines are typically dry, like the version available at our Winery Lake of the Ozarks, but some sweet versions do exist.  Our light bodied Dry Rougeon contains no tannins and has a berry finish.

Food Pairings

With its dry taste, the Rougeon pairs best with the following foods:
  • Aged Cheese 
  • Red Meat 
  • Pasta Dishes 

Next time you're in the area, be sure to stop by Seven Springs Winery for one of our daily wine tastings!  Try to Dry Rougeon you just learned about or if sweet wine is more your style, try one of our many other options for wine at the Lake of the Ozarks.  As you are sipping your wine, admire the breathtaking views of the rolling Missouri foothills that our Lake of the Ozarks Winery has to offer!    

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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