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Elderberry Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The elderberry is one of the most common fruit-bearing shrubs in North America. Elderberry wine is a full-bodied red wine with a rich fruit flavor. It is thought to be highly medicinal, thus the name deriving from "elder" as people who ate the elderberry supoosedlt lived to an old age. The berry flavor of this red wine paris well with roasted chicken and beef dishes.

Varietal Definition
Sometimes referred to as the “Englishman’s grape,” the common elderberry has been used to make wine for hundreds — possibly thousands — of years. By themselves, elderberries make a rich, flavorful wine, but they have long been added to other fruit and berry wines, including grape, to add color, tannin and complexity. Indeed, over the years, several “scandals” occurred when commercial wineries were discovered to have adulterated their grape wines by adding elderberry to improve their color. Home winemakers, of course, can use them for this purpose, if they so desire.


Todd says...
This was my first Elderberry wine and I am very impressed. It s full-bodied and a very intense fruit taste - initally slightly sweet, with a dry finish.

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