Characteristics Of The Grand Valley Ava

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The grand Valley Ava is one of the many American Viticulture Areas located in Colorado in the area of Mesa County. It is in the area of Grand Junction and Palisadse and it is defined as being an agricultural area that is served by many canals located in the Colorado River. The AVA of grand Valley encompasses over 32,000 acres with a climate of high dessert that varies from time to time in temperature from being either cold climate or hot climate. Wine Processing began in the area of grand Valley as early as the 19th century. Most of the grape production is in the area grand Valley and many wineries are located in this area. “Colorado Grand Valley Winery Map. Wine web Solutions. 2015”

The Variety of grapes planted in Grand Valley vary widely and the yield percentage is relatively low. The styles in wine vary from dry white and red with ice wine as well. Ice wine is a sweet and concentrated wine made from grapes that freeze on the vine. There are many different varietals of wine used in the Grand Valley which include red wines, white wines, and rose wines. White wines consist of merlot, Shiraz, and Cabernet Franc and rose wines consist of Rose’. The TTB, which is the Alcohol and Tobacco tax and trade Bureau, imposes many different requirements on an Ava such as evidence of the name of the proposed AVA is locally or nationally known as referring to the area, historical or current evidence that the boundaries are legitimate, evidence that growing conditions such as…
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