The Winery Sunset Meadow in Connecticut

The winery offers 26 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 4.
It is ranked in the top 6 of the estates of Connecticut.
It is located in Connecticut

The Winery Sunset Meadow is one of the largest wineries in the world. It offers 26 wines for sale in of Connecticut to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery Sunset Meadow wines

Looking for the best Winery Sunset Meadow wines in Connecticut among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Winery Sunset Meadow wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Winery Sunset Meadow wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top red wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery Sunset Meadow

How Winery Sunset Meadow wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of fricadelles with picalilli sauce of cht'is, lamb and coconut curry, african style or curried coral lentils.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

On the nose the red wine of Winery Sunset Meadow. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, earth or oak and sometimes also flavors of black fruit, non oak or spices.

The best vintages in the red wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.30/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery Sunset Meadow.

  • St Croix
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petit Verdot
  • Carménère
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Merlot

Discovering the wine region of Connecticut

Connecticut is a state located in the Southern New England region of the United States, bordering the Long Island Sound to the south and Massachusetts to the North. Although it is not known for its wine production, Connecticut is nevertheless home to a craft wine industry that has grown steadily since the 1970s. Vitis vinifera and Hybrid grapes are planted throughout the state, and the best wines are made from Riesling, Chardonnay, St. Croix, Cabernet Franc and Vidal.

Sweet wines are traditionally popular in Connecticut, often made from Vidal and consumed by the locals. However, the fashion for Dry white wines established in neighboring New York is having a profound effect on Connecticut wine styles. Currently, about 25 wineries produce Connecticut wine from grapes and other fruits, including blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. The CT Wine Trail is well established; wine tourists receive a passport in which they can collect stamps at various Tasting rooms.

As in many U. S. states, craft brewing is booming in Connecticut.

The top white wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Winery Sunset Meadow

How Winery Sunset Meadow wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or spicy food such as recipes of sauté of pork with chorizo, fresh salmon risotto or shrimp curry (reunionese recipe).

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

On the nose the white wine of Winery Sunset Meadow. often reveals types of flavors of citrus fruit, microbio or oak and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit.

The best vintages in the white wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

  • 2016 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.70/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Winery Sunset Meadow.

  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Cayuga White
  • Vidal Blanc

Discover the grape variety: Vidal blanc

An interspecific cross obtained by Jean-Louis Vidal, between Ugni Blanc and 4986 Seibel or Golden Ray, its foliage reminiscent of that of Ugni Blanc. It can be found in the United States and Canada, but is little known in France.

The top pink wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Winery Sunset Meadow

How Winery Sunset Meadow wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of pink wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

On the nose the pink wine of Winery Sunset Meadow. often reveals types of flavors of vegetal, red fruit.

The word of the wine: Bordeaux futures

Bordeaux wines are expected 2 to 3 years before bottling. In the spring following the harvest, the wines are offered by the châteaux to the Bordeaux wine merchants via the brokers.

The top sparkling wines of Winery Sunset Meadow

Food and wine pairings with a sparkling wine of Winery Sunset Meadow

How Winery Sunset Meadow wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Discover the grape variety: Carmenère

Carménère is a grape variety of Bordeaux origin. It is the result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet. In France, it occupies only about ten hectares, but it is also grown in Chile, Peru, the Andes, California, Italy and Argentina. The leaves of the carmenere are shiny and revolute. Its berries are round and medium-sized. Carménère is susceptible to grey rot, especially in wet autumn. It can also be exposed to the risk of climatic coulure, which is why it is important to grow it on poor soil and in warm areas. Carménère is associated with an average second ripening period. This variety has only one approved clone, 1059. It can be vinified with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It produces a rich, highly coloured wine, which acquires character when combined with other grape varieties.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery Sunset Meadow

Planning a wine route in the of Connecticut? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Winery Sunset Meadow.

Discover the grape variety: Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (southwest). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Petit Verdot noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Provence & Corsica, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

News about Winery Sunset Meadow and wines from the region

World wine production to fall in 2021 as extreme weather hits Europe

World wine production in 2021 is set to fall by 4% versus last year, to around 250 million hectolitres (mhl), equal to 25bn litres and close to the historic low witnessed in 2017, the International Organisation for Vine & Wine (OIV) has estimated. Its figures are preliminary, but they highlight the ‘severe impact’ of ‘adverse climatic conditions’ on the 2021 vintage in parts of Europe, said OIV director-general Paul Roca during a virtual press conference. Europe’s big ...

Rhône 2020: best-value wines

In his Rhône 2020 vintage report Matt Walls found fresh, vibrant and deliciously drinkable wines across the Northern and Southern appellations, with many wines being approachable now. Given that many wines won’t last as long as previous vintages such as 2016, 2017 and 2019, this could make the 2020s great value picks for immediate drinking. Scroll down to see Matt’s best-value Rhône 2020 tasting notes and scores Walls noted that this is the freshest vintage for whites since 2014, so lovers ...

Chablis wines in the Hong Kong market by Debra MEIBURG

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The word of the wine: Bordeaux futures

Bordeaux wines are expected 2 to 3 years before bottling. In the spring following the harvest, the wines are offered by the châteaux to the Bordeaux wine merchants via the brokers.