Full Review

Paradise Hills Vineyard

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV Temptation Apple Wine, Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert Fish Vegetables

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.50

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV Temptation Apple Wine, Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert Fish Vegetables

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .5%
Pale yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spicy poached and dried apples and honeycomb with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length hint of citrus and straw finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A crisp and refreshing apple wine that is not to sweet and drinks a bit like a sauvignon blanc-riesling blend.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spicy poached and dried apples and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: hint of citrus and straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Vegetable Quiche, Pound Cake
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing apple wine that is not to sweet and drinks a bit like a sauvignon blanc-riesling blend.

The Producer

Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
15 Wind Swept Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
USA
1 203-284-0123

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.