Semi Dry Red Wines
Chateau Morrisette® and Virginia Tech Uncork Hokie Bird Wines
Hokie Bird Red and Hokie Bird White, the officially licensed wines of Virginia Tech, were released on September 9, 2004. Virginia Tech's long standing involvement in enology and viticulture research programs and the university's commitment to improving the overall quality and scope of the Commonwealth's wine industry, makes the partnership with Chateau Morrisette® a natural fit. As with any officially licensed product, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all of Chateau Morrisette's Hokie White and Hokie Red is contributed to the general scholarship fund at Virginia Tech. Chateau Morrisette® is proud to offer these signature wines to Virginia Tech supporters, alumni and friends.
About This Wine
A unique blend of Chambourcin, Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot produces this exceptionally smooth off-dry red wine. Its appealing spicy character and medium body enhance many dishes as well as light hors d’oeuvres. It’s obviously well bred!
Aroma: Fruity. Palate: Berries, subtle spices. Finish: Smooth. Off-dry, medium-bodied. Chambourcin, Cabernet, Merlot.
Food and Wine Tasting
Pair with roasted or grilled meats and light hors d’oeuvres.
This wine is already near peak when released, although it may age for another several years. Aging is an imprecise art; excessive aging could lead to a negative effect. Ideally, try some every year and enjoy the wine’s journey. Keep at a uniform temperature – 55 degrees is best. It is perfectly normal for a well aged wine to develop minor sediment in the bottle and on the cork surface.
Please note: We do love our Hokies, but we are non-partisan! If you and your favorite university are interested in an official licensed wine, please let us know.