Full Review
Black Willow Winery

Black Willow Winery
NV Classic Diamond, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12.95

Black Willow Winery
NV Classic Diamond, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Brilliant yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed white grapes, spiced peaches, and candied lime zests with a silky, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a refreshing, pickled melon and lemon zest and apple sauce finish with no oak. A crisp, grapey dessert wine for cheeses or patios.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: honeyed white grapes, spiced peaches, and candied lime zests
Taste Flavor: pickled melon and lemon zest and apple sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Peach Cobbler, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, grapey dessert wine for cheeses or patios.
The Producer

Black Willow Winery

The Producer
5565 W Lake Rd
Burt, NY 14028
USA
1 716-439-1982
Dessert Wine
Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.
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