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One Woman

One Woman
2014 Dessert Wine, Gewurztraminer, North Fork of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: 15%
Sustainable Farming-Demeter Certified
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

One Woman
2014 Dessert Wine, Gewurztraminer, North Fork of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: 15%
Bright light amber color. Floral aromas and flavors of lychee preserve, glazed apricot, honey, allspice, sweet pea blossom, and cherry blossom with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish revealing notes of golden kiwi with silky tannins. A decadent dessert wine that will be excellent after a good meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lychee preserve, glazed apricot, honey, allspice, sweet pea blossom, and cherry blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of golden kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent dessert wine that will be excellent after a good meal.

The Producer

One Woman Wines & Vineyards

The Producer
5195 Old North Rd
Southold, NY 11971
USA
1 631-765-1200

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.