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The Winery at Marjim Manor

The Winery at Marjim Manor
NV Cranberry Crescendo Wine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.95

The Winery at Marjim Manor
NV Cranberry Crescendo Wine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 6%
Reddish orange color. Aromas of washed rind cheese with a lightly tannic, dry light body and an effortless, breezy cranberry, underripe plum, and Italian aperitivo finish with fruit tannins. A dry and tart fruit wine that will be a lovely cocktail ingredient; try in a spritz

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: washed rind cheese
Taste Flavor: cranberry, underripe plum, and Italian aperitivo
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails and with food
Recipes Pairing: Taleggio, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and tart fruit wine that will be a lovely cocktail ingredient; try in a spritz

The Producer

Winery at Marjim Manor

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

Sweet Fruit Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.