Sweet, but not just, Dessert Wine

Apple and feijoa dessertThe noble sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac in Bordeaux, France are not only underappreciated for their extraordinary complexity but are also misunderstood as being less than versatile!

One of nature’s miracles and an aberration in viticulture is a peculiar mould that transforms the otherwise tart and shy white grape, Semillon, to nectar of unparalleled concentration of exotic fruits, honeyed sweetness, sumptuous richness and a creamy viscous texture, yet with a harmonious marmalade-like piquancy, pleasant bitterness and powerful natural acidity that imparts a perceived dryness.

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By Curtis Marsh | Buying Wine | Related to: , , , | 1 comment

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  • April Wine says

    Niagara, Canada is also known for their dessert wine, such as King’s Court Blueberry wine – which won Gold at 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships
    http://www.ontario-wine.com/wine-awards/

    October 24, 2013
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