Coeur d’Est is a red wine blend created by the OCPVA which reflects both the most successfully grown red varieties in the AVA and the high quality under which they are currently grown and vinified. In order to be permitted to use the Coeur d’Est name, member wineries must adhere to guidelines established by the OCPVA which are intended to ensure the highest quality standards.
Each winery decides for itself the exact percentages of its own blend based on these parameters.
|Blend Composition||Permitted Varieties||Variety %|
|75% – 100% of blend||Chambourcin
0% – 50%
0% – 50%
|Up to 25% of blend||Cabernet Sauvignon
|0% – 25%
0% – 25%
0% – 15%
Only OCP grapes
Residual sugar < .5 %
Filtering at discretion of winery
Oak aging – length to be determined by winery
Sensory evaluation required – score of 85 or better