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Porch Swing

Porch Swing
NV Sweet Red Reserve, America

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 10%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy
'2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Dessert Wine $10 and Under'

Porch Swing
NV Sweet Red Reserve, America

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 10%
Light ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry jelly, banana, and petrol with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of fruit punch and plantain with no oak flavor. A juicy pleaser for fun and leisure; serve on ice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: strawberry jelly, banana, and petrol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fruit punch and plantain
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy pleaser for fun and leisure; serve on ice.

The Producer

Oliver Winery

The Producer
200 East Winery Road
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-876-5800

Their Portfolio

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.