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Impromptu Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Here comes a huge wine! Impromptu is made from Michurinetz, the exotic grape whose lineage hails from the depths of Siberia! The mammoth proportions of this wine are apparent in the rich hue of damson plums. With its generous aromas of licorice, leather, raspberry jam, and hints of cherries, cinnamon, and allspice, Impromptu is a nosefull! The taste buds are hit with a panoply of flavours, including mincemeat, bittersweet chocolate, dried figs, Saskatoon pie, smoked pork, and rosemary. The fantastic heat of the 2003 growing season provided small concentrated grapes that helped create this complex wine with serious tannins. Impromptu is a keeper, and will be at its best after cellaring for a few years. On a dreary winter's day when you need some serious cheer and warmth this is definitely the wine to choose. Try pairing it with a leg of lamb.

Varietal Definition
This vine, at home in Eastern Europe, is a Vitis vinifera and Vitis Amurensis hybrid. The grape is now being grown experimentally in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and British Columbia, but has already established resounding commercial status in Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia during the 1980s, Michurinetz, marketed as Cuvee D'Amur, produced gold medals at the premier Bristol and New York competitions for Roger Dial's Grand Pré Winery. Grand Pré's 1983 Cuvée D'Amour shocked the Canadian Wine Press when, not only a wine from Nova Scotia, but a wine made from a little known Russian varietal was voted the 'best wine of Canada' in a blind competition to supply the Canadian Embassies around the world. More recently two other Nova Scotia wineries, Jost Vineyards and Sainte Famille, are making notable wines with Michurinetz. This extremely cold-hardy and vigorous vine typically produces red wines with tannic muscularity. The grapes also typically have extremely high natural acidity, and low sugar levels whic


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