Hirschblut means “deer blood” and can be traced to the color of the wine. Hirschblut is a fruit wine and especially common in the eastern parts of Germany, where it can be found in many grocery stores.
The idea of the devil on the bottle label of Hirschblut will reportedly have been generated by large intake of fruit wine, with a worsening health condition the following day.
The wine is made from cherries and apples and has a strength of 9.5%, a well-balanced fruity taste without something becomes too prominent. Best suited in the summer for picnic food or grilled if you ask the Germans themselves. The wine has a bit of a cult status in Germany as Hirschblut was a very popular wine during GDR times.
Manufactured by Sachsenobst, and the price is quite modest – expect just over 3 Euro for a liter. What a bargain!