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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2013 Late Harvest, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49.99

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2013 Late Harvest, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Brilliant golden straw color. Classic, fruity sweet aromas of golden raisins and honeyed apricots with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a sleek, complex, medium-long tangerine sorbet and minerals finish with fine fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, juicy dessert with lovely acidity.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: golden raisins and honeyed apricots
Taste Flavor: tangerine sorbet and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, juicy dessert with lovely acidity.
The Producer

Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

The Producer
9749 Middle Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4884
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.
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