Full Review

Domaine des Bernardins

Domaine des Bernardins
2017 Muscat, Beaumes de Venise Blanc

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 15%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Domaine des Bernardins
2017 Muscat, Beaumes de Venise Blanc

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 15%
Steely orange color. Aromas of ripe peach, honey-drizzled apricot, golden raisins, and lime peel with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length orange blossom water and chamomile tea finish. A bright Beaumes de Venise Blanc that offers delicate notes of dried fruit and honey.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe peach, honey-drizzled apricot, golden raisins, and lime peel
Taste Flavor: orange blossom water and chamomile tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright Beaumes de Venise Blanc that offers delicate notes of dried fruit and honey.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Sweet 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.