New Virginia Wine: Anghel Wine

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Virginia's Newest Wine To Be Unveiled At Release Party On Saturday, November 13, 2010

AnghelHuntly, VA - Virginia's newest wine comes from award-winning Virginia winemaker Jason Burrus. 100 cases of a blend consisting of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Petit Verdot from the 2008 vintage will be unveiled at a release party on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Rappahannock Cellars at 1:00 pm.

The public is invited to attend this event which features live music by Marie Miller, hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary 2-ounce pours.

Anghel Wine is the creation of Jason and Natalia Burrus. Anghel is Natalia's maiden name and means "angel" in Russian. Jason met Natalia while he was working as a winemaker in Malta, a small country in the Mediterranean Sea. While there, he consulted in the eastern European country of Moldova where he met Natalia. They were married in Moldova in 2006 and soon afterward moved to Virginia.

Jason is the winemaker for Rappahannock Cellars in Huntly, Virginia. He has an MS degree in Viticulture & Enology from the University of California, Davis. He has made wine in California, Malta, Italy, Moldova, and now here in Virginia. 2010 marks his 14th year in the wine industry.

Anghel is a wine in which the blend and vineyards change every year, but will always be a red Bordeaux-style blend. The 2009 and 2010 vintages are in the works and are currently undergoing elevage in barrel.

For 2008, the Cabernet Franc grapes were grown at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards in Loudoun County. The Petit Verdot came from Two Principals Vineyard in Fauquier County. The wine was aged in 75% French oak and 25% Pennsylvania oak barrels for 18 months. The bottles are sealed with corks that are guaranteed free of cork taint. Bottling occurred on May 13, 2010.

Release Party will be at Rappahannock Cellars
, 14437 Hume Rd., Huntly, VA 22640, on  Saturday, November 13, 2010, from 1-5pm. Learn more about the winery at their web site or by calling 540-305-6305.

(Photo from the Anghel web site)


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