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Cranswick

Cranswick
2010 Botrytis Semillon, Semillon, Riverina

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 15.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19
Cellar Selection

Cranswick
2010 Botrytis Semillon, Semillon, Riverina

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 15.1%
Brilliant golden amber color. Mature aromas of petrol, dried apricot, tepache, beeswax, and saffron with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length golden raisin chutney, thyme, lavender, and lemon zest finish. An elegant semillon for dessert that has years of graceful aging ahead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: petrol, dried apricot, tepache, beeswax, and saffron
Taste Flavor: golden raisin chutney, thyme, lavender, and lemon zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fig Tart, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant semillon for dessert that has years of graceful aging ahead.

The Producer

Cranswick Wines Australia PTY

The Producer
Walla Avenue
Griffith, NSW 2680
Australia
61 -69624133

Their Portfolio

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.