Sametti

Bilberry dessert wine

Strong and rich, with an almost port-like character, Sametti is perfect when you want to sip something warming after a meal or when talking with friends. When accompanying desserts, goes well with cheeses like Camembert.

Winery Process

Sametti starts in the Finnish forests, where wild bilberries ripen in the long summer days of July.  They are then picked at the peak of flavor.  That is saying something; the small wild bilberries are packed with far more flavor than the larger, cultivated blueberries.

But even so, it is not easy to turn them into wine.  Bilberries are a difficult fruit to ferment.  Using a typical “fruit wine” method the wine will often turn out thin and with little flavor. We overcome those issues with a proprietary process that includes the use of different sugars and a method that coaxes the yeast to perform well.

The bulk of the fermentation happens on the berries, extracting tannins, flavonoids and very rich color elements from the skins. It is then pressed off the solids and aged in tanks for six month before being filtered and bottled.

Wine details

  • 14% alcohol
    Available at Alko stores throughout Finland!
    Available at Alko stores throughout Finland!
  • Sugar is 15% (sweet)
  • 37.5cl blue bottles with glass closure
  • Deep purple color
  • Best served at room temperature 18-20°C

5 thoughts on “Sametti

    1. Dear Virpi (and all our fans in Finland),
      We would love to be able to sell our wines to you all. Since we are not a country winery, we are not allowed to sell them directly to individuals. We can only sell to businesses that have alcohol licenses.
      In terms of carrying our wines through Alko, we are looking at their options at the moment. However, they will not put our wines on the shelves until there is enough public demand for our products. So, please ask your local Alko when they will stock Finnviini’s wines. In the meantime, help us get our wines to your favorite restaurants by requesting them.
      Even though we are still very small, we are working to produce enough wine to meet demand and distribute it throughout Finland. Stay tuned!

    1. To our fans abroad,
      We are actively looking for importers to take our wines into the US and other countries. As soon as we have found the right distributors, we will let you all know via our website, our Facebook page and Twitter.

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