Rimon brand has launched a pomegranate wine which they claim is unique. I tasted it at the Natural food show and it was very good.
They make several varieties ranging from port style to dry.
The makers claim that the wine will also go well with cocktails, and has an advantage over grape wines which they say can not be used in this way.
Naturally they are promoting it to have mixed with Champagne to create a variant of Kir Royal. It does give a very pretty colour.
Launched in 2003, Rimon is a family firm run by Gaby and Avi Nachmias and their orchard is in Upper Galilee.
The wine is stocked by Waitrose, and Wine Buyer Ken Mackay says “Pomegranates are a big hit with Waitrose shoppers, so we are pleased to be the first UK retailer to offer Rimon Winery’s Pomegranate Dessert Wine. This wine is a perfect after-dinner drink for the autumn. It matches well with fruit puddings, such as crumble, and will be a delicious accompaniment to a cheese board.”
The makers are also making predictable health claims they say the wine has three times the antioxidant power of normal red wine or green tea, as well as a wealth of vitamins and minerals.