Palissade

Our most prized vineyard lots are marked by an old palissade, or picket fence.  

Each generation maintains it for the next. 

It is this history and tradition that inspired us to create these unique wines.

Palissade Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine has an opaque core with a lightly hazy appearance. The nose is slightly unusual but attractive with notes of cola, earth, licorice, cinnamon and evergreen. Its focus is on the savory, not the fruity, components. The wine has a delicate ripeness on the attack, emphasizing the sweet oak treatment that’s more obvious on the palate. Medium bodied and not at all heavy, it’s brightened by medium acidity. Drink while still über-fresh.

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
IGP, Atlantique

Aging
50% spends up to 2 months with new French oak

Yield of Vineyard
3.2 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 4 years

Palissade Pinot Noir

Bright, fresh and beaming with fresh red fruits, strawberry. blackberry, quince with a hint of clove and pie crust.   Supple and elegant, rich and well-rounded.  100% un-oaked Pinot Noir.   Perfect by itself or with lighter meats, salads and hearty seafood. 

 

Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Noir

Appellation
Vin De France

Aging
100% Stainless Steel

Yield of Vineyard
3.9 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 3 years

Palissade Rose

Bright, crisp and clean.  100% Rose of Merlot.  Wonderful bousquet of crushed flowers, red berry fruit and spice.  Perfect with light foods or by itself. 

Palissade Sauvignon Blanc

Pale straw in color with green inflections, this wine is fresh, pure and vibrant. Its nose begins with yellow grapefruit and honeydew melon, followed by sage, tarragon and parsley. There is a lovely green tone to this wine that is not due to unripeness. It is light bodied with pleasantly jolting acidity and a medium-length finish. This wine’s minerality means it is great with food, especially seafood and salads. Its many layers are in the process of unfolding as evidenced by the medium-plus finish.

 

Grape Varieties
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation
IGP, Atlantique

Aging
100% Stainless Steel

Yield of Vineyard
3.6 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 3 years