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Johnson Estate Winery

Red Ipocras

Red Ipocras

In 16th century England, Ipocras, both white and red, was a drink of the highest nobility. At a time when both sugar and spices were rare and precious, Ipocras was reserved for the use of royalty at the most precious ceremonial occasions. Indeed, Ipocras was the libation presented by the Lord mayor of London to Queen Elizabeth I at her coronation. Ipocras (the name derives from Hippocrates) is very sweet and is generously flavored with several of the spices popular in old England. These include ginger, cinnamon, and clove, and they leave a wonderfully warm and lingering aftertaste.

Founder, Fred Johnson, was inspired to produce Ipocras to celebrate the commissioning of the Sea Lion, an authentic replica of a 16th century merchant ship which was built on Chautauqua Lake in Mayville, New York.

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$9.49
/ 750ml
SKU: 36138001275
Residual Sugar
0.09
Alcohol %
11
Varietal
Concord
Fermentation
Concord: Cool, stainless steel. Chancellor: split, 85°F, stainless steel.
Tasting Notes
Intense spice, hints of fresh berries.
Food Pairing Notes
Blueberry or apple pie.
Other Notes
Serve warm or blended with cider.

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