Rimon Pomegranate Wines

Rimon Pomegranate Wines

An Iranian friend of mine once showed me how she used to drink juice from a pomegranate when she was a child. She grasped the ripe, pink-blushed fruit in her hands and gently pressed the skin with her thumbs. Working her way around the entire fruit, the process burst the small seeds inside the fruit and released the juice. She then tore a small hole in the skin and drank the juice directly from the fruit. Utter genius.

Rimon’s range of pomegranate wines tap into the popularity of this exotic looking queen of fruits, with its excellent antioxidant qualities. Made in Israel from 100 per cent pomegranate juice with no added sugar the range has already won numerous prizes all over the world. With a colour the same ruby shade as the jewel-like seeds of a pomegranate, it’s an attractive drink, as are the bottles the wine comes in - particularly the slender dessert wine (my personal favourite).

Rimon’s Dry Wine is indeed very dry with notes of ever so slightly over-ripe summer fruit. It’s not unpleasant, just different. For me this brings back memories of summer in Italy which is not bad thing at all. On the tongue it is all pepper and soft fruit. It went went alongside Moro’s saffron pilav rice and cauliflower with saffron, pine nuts and raisins

Rimon’s Dessert Wine is definitely one I would return to. Again it’s the individual fragrance of fine ripe fruit that draws you in. The dessert wine’s intriguingly dry sweetness holds you and leaves the true taste of pomegranates on the back of your tongue. A lovely digestive to add to a cheese platter and a great conversation starter.

Priced at £21.99 for the Dry Wine, £19.99 for the Dessert Wine and £27.99 for the Port Style wine. For more information visit:

 Reviewed by Anne Giacomantonio