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Barboursville

Barboursville
NV Philéo White Dessert Wine, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Fish

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Barboursville
NV Philéo White Dessert Wine, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Dessert Fish

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 8%
Emerald straw color. Sweet, exotic aromas and flavors of jasmine white tea, underripe apricot, honeyed kiwi, and mixed melon with a round, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy honeysuckle and peaches and cream finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A fresh and lovable sweet white that will be great with or after dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: jasmine white tea, underripe apricot, honeyed kiwi, and mixed melon
Taste Flavor: honeysuckle and peaches and cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Catfish, Peach Cobbler, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and lovable sweet white that will be great with or after dinner.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
USA
1 540-832-3824

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.