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Review: Country Heritage Marquette and Rosé

Country Heritage Winery has been making quite a name for itself lately. Located in LaOtto, Indiana (around twenty miles north of Fort Wayne), the Winery won the 2019

Winery of Year Award at the Indiana State Fair and is starting to be more widely distributed. Country Heritage has also expanded into a second tasting room in Nashville, Indiana, just outside of Bloomington.


Considering we recently spotlighted Marquette, we wanted to review Country Heritage's take on the varietal, which comes in both red and rosé. Their choice to plant Marquette is not surprising, since the Fort Wayne region is just at the point where lake effect snows are not unheard of. While the rosé is semi-sweet, the red is dry.


The 2019 Marquette is deep purple, with black cherry, blueberry, strawberry, tea, and cloves on the nose. Black cherry and light spice hit the palate up front, giving way to cassis and rose on the mid-palate and vanilla and blueberry on the finish.


The 2019 Marquette Rosé is a very dark for a rosé, coming in at pale purple. It is light on the nose, with faint notes of blueberry and violet. In the mouth, it tastes of black cherry and honey up front, giving way to blueberry on the mid back palate with a short finish. Sweetness in balance.


2019 Marquette Charted Details

Winemaker: Country Heritage Winery

From: Indiana

Varietals: 100% Marquette

ABV: 12%

Price: $23

Rating: 88 pts


2019 Marquette Rosé Charted Details

Winemaker: Country Heritage Winery

From: Indiana

Varietals: 100% Marquette

ABV: 12%

Price: $18

Rating: 87 pts



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