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Johnson Estate Winery

White Ipocras

White 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.

Johnson ESTATE's 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: 36138001176
Residual Sugar
0.09
Alcohol %
11
Appellation
Lake Erie
Varietal
Seyval, Niagara
Fermentation
Cold, Stainless steel.
Tasting Notes
Ginger, cinnamon, fresh grapes.
Food Pairing Notes
Pumpkin pie.
Other Notes
Serve warm in winter, cold in summer, or blended with cider.

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