Full Review

Chaddsford

Chaddsford
NV Niagara, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 8.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.00
Best Buy

Chaddsford
NV Niagara, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 8.5%
Yellow straw color. Rustic aromas of beeswax, white grape, and petrol with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and an interesting, medium-length white peach, honeysuckle, and banana finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A full-bodied, pure sweet white that will be equally perfect ice cold with spicy fried chicken or homemade pudding.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, white grape, and petrol
Taste Flavor: white peach, honeysuckle, and banana
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Fried Chicken, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, pure sweet white that will be equally perfect ice cold with spicy fried chicken or homemade pudding.

The Producer

Chaddsford Winery

The Producer
632 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
USA
1 610-388-6221

Dessert Wine

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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.