Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Uncorked: Sisters Making Wine

We first got a taste of Truvée at The Manor in DC. . Fittingly derived from the French verb “to find,” Truvée tells the unique story of the McBride sisters, wine professionals who grew up continents apart and unaware of each other’s existence for nearly half of their lives, eventually finding their way to each other following their father’s final wish. Their Central Coast wines, a Chardonnay and Red Blend, are easy to drink and affordable.  I love the labels and packaging.  

Raised among the vineyards of two new-world winemaking regions, California and New Zealand respectively, Robin and Andréa independently developed an appreciation for the art of winemaking. After an introduction following their father’s death, the two sisters immediately found common ground in their admiration for wine, food and entertaining. Combining their 10 years of industry experience, the two embarked on a winemaking journey together, launching their own négociant winemaking business.

A reflection of their shared vision, Truvée wines embody the sisters’ signature winemaking style, blending old and new world winemaking philosophies to present an affordable luxury to wine drinkers across the country. Carefully crafted from some of the best vineyard sites from where Robin grew up, California’s Central Coast, Truvée makes its debut with the 2013 Chardonnay and Red Blend.

· Velvety and rich with dark fruit character and intriguing spice notes, Truvée’s 2013 Red Blend (SRP: $15.99) is evocative of a Côtes du Rhône Villages style wine, combining seven red varietals into a rich, layered wine with a long and lasting finish.

· Fruit forward with flavors of citrus, pear and granny smith apples, Truvée’s 2013 Chardonnay (SRP: $15.99) combines delicate notes of tropical fruit and honeysuckle with the suggestion of oak woven subtly through the winefor a bright, lingering finish.

Truvée is now available for purchase at numerous DC locations, including Harris Teeter, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, 1 West Dupont Circle Wines & Liquors and Chinatown Liquor among others. Washingtonians can also sip the sustainable wine brand responsibly at restaurants, lounges and nightlife destinations throughout the city such as B Too, The Graham Georgetown, Cities and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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