Sametti - Bilberry Wine

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Handcrafted in Finland | 14% vol | 375ml 

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Strong and rich, with an almost port-like character, Sametti is perfect when you want to sip something warming after a meal or when talking with friends. It can be served with berry desserts, chocolate cake or with creamy cheeses like Camembert.

The Process

Sametti starts in the Finnish forests, where wild blueberries (bilberries) ripen in the long summer days of July. They are then picked at the peak of flavour. That is saying something; the small wild blueberries are packed with far more flavour than the larger, cultivated blueberries.

But even so, it is not easy to turn them into wine. Blueberries are a difficult fruit to ferment. Using a typical “fruit wine” method the wine will often turn out thin and with little flavour. We overcome those issues with a proprietary process that includes the use of different sugars and a method that coaxes the yeast to perform well.

The bulk of the fermentation happens on the berries, extracting tannins, flavonoids and very rich colour elements from the skins. It is then pressed off the solids and aged in tanks for six month before being bottled.

Best served at 18-20°C | Vegan Friendly | Deep Purple Colour

Photo credit: Visit Finland