TOW, Texas (June 3, 2020) — Fall Creek Vineyards released Chenin Blanc Lescalo 2019, a new Chenin Blanc wine with lower alcohol, fewer calories, and less carbs. Lescalo is the inspiration of Fall Creek Vineyards co-founder, Susan Auler, who is driven by opportunities to innovate within classic styles of winemaking. Lescalo allows people to indulge in a delicious, refreshing wine without worrying about extra calories.
Lescalo offers wine drinkers a true Chenin Blanc varietal profile that fits an active lifestyle. With flavors influenced by the Loire Valley of France, it is possible to enjoy this refreshing lower alcohol white wine in moderation without being slowed down. Lescalo is a salute to the small European winegrowers who have produced and enjoyed low alcohol wines for generations.
“For several years I have wanted to create a wine with less alcohol, less calories, and lower carbs for people to enjoy on any occasion,” says Susan Auler, co-founder of Fall Creek Vineyards. “I like to pair different styles of wine with various settings, for my guests, and with different styles of food. We made Lescalo for people to enjoy on almost any occasion like after playing sports, or as a late afternoon refreshment, or as a beautiful companion to an elegant picnic. We like to say that it is the right wine to raise a glass to toast to ‘Haute Santé’ or high health.”
Lescalo is made with 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in deep, but well-draining, gravelly, loamy sand and soil in west Texas. The wine is released young, without oak aging to retain the youthful freshness. With a low 9.8% alcohol, Lescalo has clean, fresh citrus scents with subtle floral aromas married with spicy acidity, lively lemon, white peach, toasted almond flavors that come to life with engaging acidity, and wet-rock-minerality on the finish. The bright flavors make this the perfect wine match with fresh seafood, oysters, and sushi.
“Chenin Blanc is a perfect grape to choose to make a lower-alcohol wine because of its fruit forward profile and the inherent fuller body of the grape balance well with the higher acidity to create a delicious wine,” says Sergio Cuadra, director of winemaking. “The main source of calories in wine is alcohol. Wines with lower alcohol naturally have a lower caloric content. To make Lescalo, we harvested the grapes a bit earlier, just as grapes are harvested to make sparkling wines or Champagne.”
Pricing and Availability
Fall Creek Vineyards Lescalo is available at the winey tasting rooms in Driftwood and Tow, and on the winery website. It is also available at select retailers including the Austin Wine Merchant, Dallas Fine Wine, and the Houston Wine Merchant for a suggested retail price of $18.00.
About Fall Creek Vineyards:
Founded in 1975, Fall Creek Vineyards is located on the northwest shores of beautiful Lake Buchanan at Tow, Texas, and a gracious winery and vineyard in Driftwood, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country. As one of the founding families of the Texas wine industry, Fall Creek Vineyards has made exquisite wines with grapes sourced from its estate and farmer-owned vineyards in the Texas Hill Country and west Texas for four decades. The winery celebrates its faith in the terroir with continued dedication to match the right grapes with the right vineyard sites in the right soil and climate to produce benchmark wines. The public is invited to experience Fall Creek Vineyard’s single-vineyard terroir-driven wines, ExTERRA and Bordeaux inspired Meritus at its tasting rooms in Driftwood and Tow, Texas. Indulge in a wine country experience by touring the vineyards, meeting the winemakers, joining our Founder’s Club, and enjoying a festive winery event or wine education class. Additional information is available on the website: www.fcv.com.