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The Thrill of new wines

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Cherry Pie!  Chocolate Covered Cherry!  We're playing with a couple of new wines made with sour pie cherries.  The wine will be a medium high alcohol (15% or so) and quite sweet— definitely a dessert wine, and we might make it both with and without chocolate or cocoa flavoring.  I mean...is there anything that goes together better than chocolate and cherries??!!

The wine has fermented and we are awaiting its clarification.  It tastes lovely but needs a bit more sweetening.  It will definitely be ready before October, and will probably be offered in splits (half-sized bottles.)  Ask for it at the winery!

This year will also be the first year we ferment Frontenac Blanc grapes.  We'll try a few styles, but we expect to make a crisp, flinty semi-sweet white wine with these grapes we planted 3 years ago.  We'll let you know when it's ready.

Categories: TRYING NEW IDEAS