I obtained a bottle of Gooseberry Wine this week – same supplier as my High Bush Cranberry Wine . This wine had only a hint of smelly sock on the nose. I was a little disappointed because I like being offended by a wine’s nose. I once had a delightful Coyote’s Run Cabernet Franc that smelled like a goat farm (and not in the good way) but it was the best wine at the wine festival. In any event I did not detect any evidence that a cat had peed on this gooseberry bush, just good old gooseberries.
This Gooseberry wine was not nearly as tart as the instant puckering taste of a gooseberry but rather tasted of very nice ripe fruit. I also received a lovely Elderflower wine that was delicate – like you would expect a flower wine to be – and became a great conversation piece at the Craig’s birthday party. Uncle Art, keep making wine and don’t forget who your relatives are!