Site name | Prunus Nigra - black cherry wine
- the black cherry wine
Prunus Nigra 2012 The black Danish Stevnsbær cherry is sadly in decline.
The cherries contain twice as much sugar as sweet cherries, tons of deep cherry aroma, are incredibly acidic and have lots of tannins.
This is a fortified wine, inspired by port.
Lots of cherries – 3 kg. per litre of wine – are fermented.
After 5 days, fermentation is stopped by adding Eau de Vie. The wine is sweetened to 100 g. per litre to counter the acidity.
It is then left to mature in used red wine barrels for one year. Prunus Nigra is a powerful cherry explosion with lots of tannins.