Full Review

Doughty Glen Winery

Doughty Glen Winery
NV "Laughing Blush", Holmes County

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 7%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Doughty Glen Winery
NV "Laughing Blush", Holmes County

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 7%
Brilliant silvery pink color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of orange blossom, cranberry sorbet, and jasmine tea with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light body and a tingling, crisp finish that presents notes of dried flowers and grassy earth.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom, cranberry sorbet, and jasmine tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried flowers and grassy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Doughty Glen Winery

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

Dessert Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.