I purchased a bottle of Mothervine Wine and eagerly opened it a few days later. This is probably where I should say I am not a wine expert at all and know little of the proper wine terminology. I enjoy many kinds of wines simply because they are delicious but I’ve never learned all the technical terms wine connoisseurs know. I can only offer my opinion as a native North Carolinian with an affinity for sweet wines made from our native grapes. The Mothervine Wine is 14% alcohol and has a nice golden color. It is very sweet, smooth and fruity, which is typical of wines produced by Duplin Winery using different Muscadine varieties. The sweetness of Mothervine Wine would probably cause most people outside our region to consider it a dessert wine, but here in North Carolina, we love our sweet wines pretty much any time. I can’t say it differs greatly from other varieties of wine made by Duplin Winery which vary in their levels of sweetness. However, I enjoyed sipping a glass of Mothervine Wine after dinner and reflecting on the novelty of drinking wine made from grapes that descended from the oldestcultivated vine in America. The next time I pass through Rose Hill, N.C., I’ll stop by Duplin Winery and buy another bottle.
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