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St. Julian

St. Julian
NV Michcato Semi-Sweet White Wine, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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St. Julian
NV Michcato Semi-Sweet White Wine, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 5%
Clear brilliant silver color. Aromas and flavors of lemon candy and white flowers with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-length lemon zest, nectarine, candied pineapple, apricot, honey, and gummy candies finish. A delightfully refreshing dessert wine for a lighter fruit-driven finish to the meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon candy and white flowers
Taste Flavor: lemon zest, nectarine, candied pineapple, apricot, honey, and gummy candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peach Soufflé, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully refreshing dessert wine for a lighter fruit-driven finish to the meal.

The Producer

St. Julian Wine Co. Inc.

The Producer
716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
USA
1 269-657-5568

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.