2013 CARMIN RESERVE

2014 BRONZE, PAPERMOON

SCARLET DESAGACÉ, 2011: 


Grapes: Petit Verdot, 2011  Light, spicy body. This is our version of the Scarlet Letter! The pepper and clove are tempered with fig from the Petit Verdot. It finishes with a hint of tea, cardamom, pepper and earth. Stainless fermentation with 2 Bordeaux yeasts to promote spice. Aged 26 months in several French oak barrels to promote complexity.

PAPERMOON AURA ARIA, 2015


Grapes: Chardonel, Roussanne, Viognier, Vignoles. The silky, creamy mouthfeel of this blend draws you in, making you sing its praises until the end of the bottle. It is dry and complex, but not intimidating. You will find hints of pear, nutty overtones, orange blossom, mango, mown hay and violets. Pairs well with seafoods and with Comté and Gruyere. *Serve at room temperature to appreciate the complexity and silkiness. It is like a red wine in a white cloak. *Serve chilled for a more refreshing profile, as the citrus notes become predominate.

2016 BRONZE, TRYST

ANGELMOON AURA ARIA, 2015


Grapes: Gewurztraminer 2015, off-dry.  AngelMoon is an off-dry Gewürztraminer with intense floral overtones, white peach, grapefruit and a touch of pineapple, that grows tart as the wine lingers. It’s luscious mouthfeel and rich mid-palate clings deliciously on the finish. Pair with Duck, Chicken, Eggplant, Indian & Middle Eastern cuisine; soft cow’s milk cheese, dried fruit.

2011 SCARLET

COUP DE FOUDRE GOLD 90 POINTS

2013 ROUGE

2015 LABEL DESIGN OF THE YEAR

LUMIÈRE, AURA ARIA, 2015


Grapes: Riesling. Sweet.The fermentation of this aromatic grape was stopped with 5% residual sugar to keep the apple, pear and honey notes and to enhance the honeysuckle & violet nose. You will also pick up a hint of apricot and mineral in the end. Because this Riesling was grown in a cooler climate, it has a crisp lightness that lends itself for easy drinking. This wine was finished in a Moscato-style. Pair: Colby or Monterey Jack cheese, Beef Stir-fry, Thai, Buffalo Wings.

MUSE DE CERES

CLAIR DE LUNE AURA ARIA, 2015


Grapes: Traminette, Semi-dry. This Gewürztraminer hybrid varietal was done in the Alsace-style, to pay homage to the Danenberger Family, who originate from that region of France. The two yeast choices complemented each other and enhanced the floral and citrus aromatic aspects of this grape. You will find orange peel, bright fruit, rose and cinnamon notes with a crisp finish. Pair: shellfish, savory chicken or veal dishes, Bleu cheese, Gruyere, Muenster.

2015 ANGELMOON

CARMIN RESERVE

​GOLD MEDAL

SERIOUS BUSINESS.

HOURS
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Thursday | 12:00 - 6:00
Friday | 12:00 - 6:00
Saturday | 12:00 - 8:00
Sunday | 1:00 - 5:30

2017 GOLD, CARMIN RESERVE

2015 LUMIÈRE

2017 BRONZE, BLANC

2015 BRONZE, DALLIANCE

2015 DOUBLE GOLD, CARMIN

2015 PAPERMOON

2014 CARMIN

ROUGE DESAGACÉ, 2013:


Grapes: Syrah, Marquette, Oberlin Noir, Marechal Foch, Arandell, 2013.

This blend is full of color and character with a luscious aroma of spice, cedar and blackberry. The palate is playful: layering cherry, cassis, pepper and cinnamon, with hints of berry, mineral and olive.

CARMIN DÉSAGACÉ, 2014:


Grapes: Estate Grown Cabernet Franc, 2014. This Cabernet Franc brings blackberry, peppery end notes and some green bell pepper. While 16 months in French oak lends roundness of mouthfeel, there's hardly any oak embellishment here.

Nose: Black plums, vanilla, oak, black currants, violets and mineral. Label by Erica Melcher, local Jacksonville artist.

WHITE WINES

SOFT & MELLOW. passionately made.


aura aria WINE SERIES

RED WINES

Big & Bold. masterfully crafted. 

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desagacé wine series

Danenberger Family Vineyards

12341 Irish Road, New Berlin, IL | 217-488-6321

2015 BRONZE, PAPERMOON

2015 BLANC

Danenberger Family Vineyards

12341 Irish Road, New Berlin, IL | 217-488-6321

CARMIN RESERVE DESAGACÉ, 2013:


Grapes: Estate Grown Cabernet Franc, 2013. This is a serious Cabernet Franc with an intriguing nose of red fruits, mahogany, black pepper and dried currant announcing an earthy spice flavor with hints of sage and mushroom. Its silky finish contains hints of dark chocolate, mineral, and leather.


92 POINTS: Beverage Tasting Institute.

Gold Medal Winner: Jefferson Cup Invitational.

CARMIN RESERVEGOLD 

92 POINTS

2014 GOLD, ROUGE

2015 CLAIR DE LUNE

MUSE DE CERES DESAGACÉ (NV):


Grapes: Merlot 2012, Cabernet Franc 2014, Light body. It's all about balance. Merlot brings the body, CabFranc brings the bass notes. Soft and voluptuous. Be inspired by my Muse. I was.

2017 BRONZE, SIREN

2017 DOUBLE GOLD, ROUGE

2014 BRONZE, DEMI LUNE

BLANC AURA ARIA, 2015


Grapes: Reisling, almost-dry. DFV’s Alsace family ties inspired this wine. Our Blanc, made in true Alsacian style, is all about the aromas. Floral and peachy smells fly out of the glass. It offers the tingle of brilliant acidity followed by honeyed flavors of minerals and flowers. Pair with : shellfish, seafood, sushi, white meats in white wine sauces, pork dishes, spicy Asian dishes, soft cheeses (such as Munster). It’s ideal as an aperitif.