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The Winery at Marjim Manor

The Winery at Marjim Manor
NV Cherry Concerto Fruit Wine

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Turkey

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 7%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.95
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The Winery at Marjim Manor
NV Cherry Concerto Fruit Wine

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Turkey

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 7%
Light garnet color. Sweet, fruity aromas of apple cider, cranberry, and cinnamon swirl with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a charming, medium-length cranberry sorbet and lime spritz finish with well-integrated, fruit tannins. A tasty and tangy wintertime fruit wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: apple cider, cranberry, and cinnamon swirl
Taste Flavor: cranberry sorbet and lime spritz
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty and tangy wintertime fruit wine.

The Producer

The Winery at Marjim Manor

The Producer
7171 Lake Rd
Appleton, NY 14008
USA
1 716-778-7001

Sweet Fruit Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines have been produced in America for hundreds of years. While these are not products that receive much in the way of critical acclaim, they do represent a sense of pride from dozens, perhaps hundreds of vintners in the country.

Name a fruit and chances are it is made into a wine, be it apple, peach, blueberry or even pomegranate. Most of these are medium-sweet or even sweeter; generally these are not products that have acidity levels similar to most table wines.

These sweet fruit wines offer flavors that are derived from the fruit they are made from; pair these with mild cheeses, fresh fruit or sweet desserts.

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.