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Plagido’s Winery

Plagido’s Winery
NV Blackberry Vigoroso Sweet Wine, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17% RS: 8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99

Plagido’s Winery
NV Blackberry Vigoroso Sweet Wine, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17% RS: 8%
Light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch, purple chewy candies, concord grape, and cotton candy with a syrupy, lively, very sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length chocolate dipped raspberry finish. A bold fruit wine with intense berry notes to enjoy after a meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fruit punch, purple chewy candies, concord grape, and cotton candy
Taste Flavor: chocolate dipped raspberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Box Of Chocolates, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold fruit wine with intense berry notes to enjoy after a meal.

The Producer

Plagido's Winery

The Producer
570 N 1st Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-567-4633

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.