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Elderberry

Elderberry Wine Details
Price: $11.00 per bottle

Description: Made from local Ste. Genevieve County wild elderberries, this wine is very sweet, but tastes so fresh. If you are familiar with the way elderberries taste, your mouth is watering, and if you have never had an elderberry before, this is the perfect opportunity.

Varietal Definition
Elderberry:
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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