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Over The Barrel

Over The Barrel
NV Semi-Sweet Jammy Red , American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Pork

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 5.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.49
Best Buy
'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Dessert Wine $15 and Under'

Over The Barrel
NV Semi-Sweet Jammy Red , American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Pork

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 5.5%
Black violet color. Sweet, interesting aromas and flavors of mink coat, vanilla marshmallow, and jasmine with a chewy, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy finish conveying shades of chocolate covered mulberry and serrano ham with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A pleasingly tannic sweet wine that will be great with an all-American meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: mink coat, vanilla marshmallow, and jasmine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of chocolate covered mulberry and serrano ham
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fried Steak, Spicy Barbecue, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasingly tannic sweet wine that will be great with an all-American meal.

The Producer

Minhas Winery

The Producer
1408 13th Street
Monroe, WI 53566
USA

Dessert Wine

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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.