In this episode, the 2014 Cinco Cães from Westport Rivers Winery provides our introduction to the wine industry of Massachusetts. This fun white wine blend introduces us to first to Rketselli, one of the oldest grape varietals in the world. (The 2014 blend also contains Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, and Chardonnay.)
Furthermore, this wine aids us in a discussion concerning America’s take on a wine classification system, known as an AVA (American Viticultural Area). In this case, the Cinco Cães introduces us to the Southern New England AVA; an AVA that will feature again in future episodes about Rhode Island and Connecticut. Lastly, this wine also provides a fascinating introduction to the concept wine geeks refers to as terroir, and rootstocks–a wine grower’s secret tool.
This wine was purchased on the grounds of the winery, by yours truly.
3 thoughts on “Episode Three: Massachusetts”
Pingback: Episode 23: Rhode Island – Make America Grape Again Podcast
Pingback: Season 2, Episode 11: “Rkatsiteli deep dive: Goldberry River-Daughter” – Make America Grape Again Podcast
Pingback: Season 2, Episode 12: “Tom Bombadil: Saperavi Deep Dive” – Make America Grape Again Podcast