MOTTO

Fiat Vinum in Vinea

(Let the Wine be Made in the Vineyard)

Blend Parameters

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
Cabernet Franc
Merlot
25%-50%
0% - 50%
0% - 50%
Up to 25% of blend Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah
Petit Verdot
0% - 25%
0% - 25%
0% - 15%


Other Requirements:
Only OCP grapes
Single vintage
Residual sugar < .5 %
Filtering at discretion of winery
Oak aging – length to be determined by winery
Sensory evaluation required – score of 85 or better