|Posted on August 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM|
Cherry Pie! Chocolate Covered Cherry! We're playing with a couple of new wines made with sour pie cherries. The wine will be a medium high alcohol (15% or so) and quite sweet— definitely a dessert wine, and we might make it both with and without chocolate or cocoa flavoring. I mean...is there anything that goes together better than chocolate and cherries??!!
The wine has fermented and we are awaiting its clarification. It tastes lovely but needs a bit more sweetening. It will definitely be ready before October, and will probably be offered in splits (half-sized bottles.) Ask for it at the winery!
This year will also be the first year we ferment Frontenac Blanc grapes. We'll try a few styles, but we expect to make a crisp, flinty semi-sweet white wine with these grapes we planted 3 years ago. We'll let you know when it's ready.
Categories: TRYING NEW IDEAS