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Elderberry Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: The elderberry is higher in tannins than red grapes. It ages well; it is said to improve with age up to seven years. This elderberry is not to be considered a country wine.

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.


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