2011 Cottage Red

Chilean Vineyards
Following the gentle pressing of our 2011 Chilean Carmenere and Cabernet grapes, we took the remaining fruit, still containing plenty of color, flavors, and tannins, added the right amount of water and sugar for a simple red table wine and let it re-ferment to dryness.  A frugal practice pursued by many winemaking families over the centuries and in keeping with our philosophies and in step with what we think the Hermit would applaud.  The result is an easy drinking red wine for everyday consumption.
carmenere grapes from Chile

Carménère grapes from Chile

Hermit Woods Winery, crushing grapes

Ken Hardcastle and Chuck Lawrence Crushing Grapes

Please visit our 2012 Releases page for a list and brief description of all our wines: 2012 Releases