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Chateau Niagara

Chateau Niagara
2016 Kagor Dessert Wine, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Chateau Niagara
2016 Kagor Dessert Wine, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
Black violet color. Interesting aromas of chocolate covered mint candy, leather, rose syrup, and cigar box with a round, bright, sweet medium-full body and an even, delightful, rapid boysenberry jam, chocolate spread, salty mixed nut bar, and dried date finish with medium, soft tannins and moderate oak. An intriguing red dessert wine with a chocolatey sensibility.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered mint candy, leather, rose syrup, and cigar box
Taste Flavor: boysenberry jam, chocolate spread, salty mixed nut bar, and dried date
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Plum Tartlet, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing red dessert wine with a chocolatey sensibility.
The Producer

Chateau Niagara Winery

The Producer
2466 W Creek Rd
Newfane, NY 14108
USA
1 716-778-7888
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.