My next wine… Goji berry

I am going to use some pumace from my past red wine and rehydrate dried goji berries.

What does Goji berry wine taste like?
Sort of like the sweetness of grape, the tartness of cranberry, and the tannic character of pomegranate all combined, with a lingering savory character of its own and a hint of carrots.
It drinks like a grape wine, but it still feels nearly as rich as a brandy

Known for centuries in Asia, goji berries are called “happy berries” in China, where there aphrodisiac powers are held in high regard. In Chinese medicine, goji berries are administered to strengthen the adrenal system, believed to be a center of sexual energy. The fruit’s aphrodisiac status even found its way into an ancient Chinese proverb warning men who travel away from their families: “He who travels one thousand kilometers from home should not eat goji”

The berries are most often sold dried , in which state their sweet/sour taste is like an intense cross between a dried cranberry and a golden raisin.

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Published in: on July 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM  Leave a Comment  

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