Full Review

Tickle Me!

Tickle Me!
NV Rhubarb Wine, South Dakota

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20.95

Tickle Me!
NV Rhubarb Wine, South Dakota

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 4%
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of white strawberries and citrus, rhubarb spritz, and brewer’s yeast with a tangy, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a cheery finish evoking overtones of sour cherry with lemon zest and raisin compote. A bright and snappy fruit wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: white strawberries and citrus, rhubarb spritz, and brewer's yeast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of sour cherry with lemon zest and raisin compote
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet-and-Sour
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Aged Gouda, Pound Cake
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and snappy fruit wine.

The Producer

Valiant Vineyards

The Producer
1500 W Main St
Vermillion, SD 57069
USA
1 605-624-4500

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.