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Hillside Winery

Hillside Winery
NV Blackberry Wine, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Hillside Winery
NV Blackberry Wine, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized spiced berries, chestnut honey, chocolate, and earth with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of blackberry preserves, nougat, and peppery spices with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A round and flavorful berry wine with a lot of versatility.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: caramelized spiced berries, chestnut honey, chocolate, and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of blackberry preserves, nougat, and peppery spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Vanilla Gelato, Pound Cake
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and flavorful berry wine with a lot of versatility.

The Producer

Hillside Winery

The Producer
221 Main St
Gilboa, OH 45875
USA
1 419-456-3434

Fruit Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines, produced in many countries, are fermented alcoholic beverages made from fruit or even herbs and flowers. There are dozens of types of fruit wines, ranging from apple, strawberry and peach to elderberry, rhubarb and dandelion.

May of these are quite sweet, although some, such as pineapple, are rather dry. As many of these fruits are very high in acidity and would produce a wine that would be too acidic for most tastes, water is often added during the production process to create a less tart sensation. Alcoholic contents range from 10% to 16% or so.

Fruit wines are made for immediate pleasure, generally enjoyed on their own at a picnic or backyard barbecue.