Chambourcin is one of the premier grapes in southern Illinois. A hybrid that was originally developed in the Loire valley of France, it made its way to the cooler climate areas of North America, and the wine growing region of the Shawnee Hills.
The premier Rustle Hill Chambourcin is a robust dry wine, offering expressive aromas, with thick skins, high tannins and good acidity. The Rustle Hill Chambourcin has a faint hint of oak, currant and blackberry flavors and a smoky character. It’s got a long finish of toast and coffee.
The Rustle Hill Rose is a white Chambourcin, semi-Dry wine, with crisp cherry and strawberry flavors.
We spent 6 months looking for a good sweet red wine, and we found it in the Chambourcin grape! The Rustle Hill Sweet Chambourcin tastes of cherry, plum and raspberry, and finishes smooth and soft.
Dessert Chambourcin is the Rustle Hill dessert wine. It has been aged in old oak barrels for five years, and has subtle flavors of chocolate and dark berry fruit. It finishes with a strong orange and spice nose.