Full Review

Sharrott Winery

Sharrott Winery
NV Wicked, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99

Sharrott Winery
NV Wicked, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, dark chocolate shavings, lacquer, and salted molasses topping with a velvety, lively, sweet medium body and an interesting, medium-long black pepper and raspberry liqueur finish. A balanced and peppery dessert wine that will be lovely with a plate of cookies and a table of friends.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts, dark chocolate shavings, lacquer, and salted molasses topping
Taste Flavor: black pepper and raspberry liqueur
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Almond Cookies, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced and peppery dessert wine that will be lovely with a plate of cookies and a table of friends.

The Producer

Sharrott Winery

The Producer
370 S Egg Harbor Rd
Blue Anchor, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-567-9463

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.