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Marion Berree
Oregon
Marionberry Wine

$14.00

This wine exhibits amazing aromas of freshly picked Oregon Marionberries. With rich, mouth coating flavors of ripe berries and an excellent sugar-acid balance, this wine finishes crisp and long. Sweet, yet not too sweet, and wonderfully balanced, it’s a special treat with chocolate, cheesecake, fruit tarts, or added to sparkling wines!

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Product Description

MARION BERREE OREGONThe Marionberry was developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The berry was released in 1956 under the name Marion, after the county where it was tested extensively. Oregon produces between 28 million and 33 million pounds annually, with Marion County and Willamette Valley collectively accounting for over 90 percent of current production. The Marionberry has a somewhat tart flavor, fairly earthy with traces of sweetness. It is larger, sweeter and juicier than the ‘Evergreen’ blackberry. The relative complexity of its flavor has led to a marketing label as the “Cabernet of Blackberries.” While the Oregon wine industry is largely known for its high quality Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnays, it is by no means limited to those esteemed varietal wines.

The key element to the success of our Marionberry wine is its precise sugar – acid balance. Many fruit or berry wines are simply too sweet. The excessive sweetness is cloying and masks the wine’s true fruit flavors.  When there is just enough sweetness to balance the naturally high acidity found in Marionberry, we achieve that wonderful aroma and taste of freshly picked fruit.

Oak Knoll’s berry wines take the category of “berry wine” to a new height. Fine wine shops and restaurants seek out these wines for their pure, concentrated depth of flavor, and their ability to match exquisitely with a wide range of desserts. An alternative to late harvest wine, port, or sherry, our berry wines are a delight to anyone who enjoys the true essence of this marvelous fruit.

Total acidity: 1.39
PH: 3.35
Alcohol %: 12
Residual Sugar: 8.7%
Production: 212 cases

TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits amazing aromas of freshly picked Oregon Marionberries. With rich, mouth coating flavors of ripe berries and an excellent sugar-acid balance, this wine finishes crisp and long. Sweet, yet not too sweet, and wonderfully balanced, it’s a special treat with chocolate, cheesecake, fruit tarts, or added to sparkling wines!