Cerise Cherry Port
Style: Dessert Wine
Size: 500ml (two-thirds sized bottle)
Residual sugar: 17%, Sweet
Awards: Double Gold: 2007 Eastern International Wine Competition (NYC); Gold: 2007 Taster's Guild International Competition; Silver: 2007 Los Angeles State Fair
Made in the traditional port-wine method, winemaker Mark Johnson added yeast to fresh cherry juice and fermented to 8.5%, then stopped fermentation by the addition of Chateau Chantal’s own cherry eau de vie (which is too high in alcohol to direct ship, unfortunately) bringing the alcohol content to 19.2%.
Tastes like a fine, powerful port with supremely rich cherry, tobacco and wood smoke complexity. Snifter-ready for a cold, dark night or pair with chocolate for the perfect dinner party nightcap. Truly superb, with the medals to back up the statement.
Retail Availability: Limited retail presence in Michigan and Illinois only.