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Doughty Glen Winery

Doughty Glen Winery
NV Catawba Wine, Holmes County

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Doughty Glen Winery
NV Catawba Wine, Holmes County

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 5%
Bright clear salmon orange color. Floral, earthy, piney aromas and flavors of spiced cranberries and rhubarb, lime and curry leaves, bazooka bubblegum, and tonka bean with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows accents of strawberry and pomegranate sorbet and mossy earth with no oak flavor. An interesting, slightly rustic, off-dry rose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Funky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced cranberries and rhubarb, lime and curry leaves, bazooka bubblegum, and tonka bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of strawberry and pomegranate sorbet and mossy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting, slightly rustic, off-dry rose.

The Producer

Doughty Glen Winery

The Producer
5025 State Route 557
Millersburg, OH 44654
USA
1 330-893-3600

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.