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2017 Ratafia

The 2017 Ratafia is a brand-new style of dessert wine at Chankaska Winery. Ratafia has traditionally been made in the Champagne region of France by taking freshly pressed grape juice and fortifying it with brandy. Using this technique our Estate Edelweiss was picked on September 4th, pressed, settled and then fortified with Grape Brandy before taking it down to barrel for aging. The Brandy addition stops the fermentation from happening and leaves the wine with a natural sweetness.

On the nose, aromas of honey, dried fruits such as golden raisins and apricots, and hints of allspice. On the palate, more honey and golden raisin notes flow into toasted almond paste and sweet pear. The wine finishes with fresh acidity to balance the sweetness.



YEAR
2017
BLEND
100% Estate Edelweiss
APPELLATION
Minnesota
BARREL AGING
Aged for 6 months in French Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL LEVEL
16.7%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
11.1%
BOTTLING DATE
April 19th, 2018
RELEASE DATE
April 27th, 2018
FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry
Off-Dry
Semi-Sweet
Sweet

Quantity

  • 10% Case Discount Included
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