Full Review

Northleaf Winery

Northleaf Winery
NV Rare Blend

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.1% RS: 1.08%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Northleaf Winery
NV Rare Blend

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.1% RS: 1.08%
Garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry preserves and delicate spice with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, rapid finish that presents notes of fruit punch. A pleasant, punch like fruit wine; try in sangria

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: cherry preserves and delicate spice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fruit punch
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Gruyere, Aged Gouda, Pound Cake
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant, punch like fruit wine; try in sangria

The Producer

Northleaf Winery

The Producer
232 S Janesville St
Milton, WI 53563
USA
1 608-580-0575

Fruit Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.