Our first wine release of the new year is here — Jester King 2022 Sparkling Cherry Wine!
Our Sparkling Cherry Wine is a blend of 50% Balaton and 50% Montmorency cherries from Michigan. We fermented the cherries with our house mixed culture last May, then aged the wine in oak barrels for seven months. We then naturally conditioned the wine through refermentation in the bottle. No additives, preservatives, adjunct ingredients, or anything else. Just fruit, yeast, and time. 5.5% abv.
This cherry wine is a lot of fun. Despite the very simple process, the flavors and aromatics leap out of the glass. We got bold aromas of cherry pie and marzipan. It finished around zero Plato, so it's fully fermented and dry. We hope you enjoy the first Jester King wine of 2022. More to come!
Head to the brewery this week to get a glass or purchase bottles to go (750ml/$24) onsite in the Jester King shop. Also available to-go here: https://bit.ly/3sGkaUg. We have about 450 bottles available. 11 bottle limit per person. Shipping/delivery illegal in Texas.
Art by Joshua Cockrell. Photo by Jess Attie.