Silkki - Dry Bilberry Wine
Nordic Nature [*Exclusive]
Handcrafted in Finland | 12.5% vol | 750ml
Medium bodied and fruity, yet dry. Silkki is a perfect wine to accompany game foods such as duck, grouse or venison.
Wild blueberries (bilberries) are ubiquitous in the forests of Finland, growing in every region of the country. There is a long tradition of families visiting the woods in July, buckets in hand to gather as many berries as they can. These are typically baked into pies, served over ice cream, or frozen to be enjoyed through the rest of the year.
We had a different idea of what to do with blueberries.
Our blueberries are fermented on the skins before being pressed and aged for at least nine months, with a portion aged in oak before being blended back in. The oak provides pronounced yet silky tannins to give great structure to the wine, and allow it to complement rich foods. The long aging time allows the character to fully develop and all the elements of the wine to come together smoothly.
Deep azure color
Best served at cellar temperature 13-16°C