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LaChance Vineyards

LaChance Vineyards
NV La Trop Dessert Wine, Ozark Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49

LaChance Vineyards
NV La Trop Dessert Wine, Ozark Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19%
Black garnet color. Baked aromas and flavors of rum raisin, grilled fruit cake, chocolate croissant, and dried figs and dates with a supple, shy, very sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length brown sugar, pencil eraser, peach pastry, and tomato leaf finish with moderate oak. A very sweet dessert wine that should pair nicely with chocolate or salty nuts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: rum raisin, grilled fruit cake, chocolate croissant, and dried figs and dates
Taste Flavor: brown sugar, pencil eraser, peach pastry, and tomato leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very sweet dessert wine that should pair nicely with chocolate or salty nuts.

The Producer

LaChance Vineyards

The Producer
12237 Peter Moore Lane
De Soto, MO 63020
USA
1 636-586-2777

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.