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The Winery at Marjim Manor

The Winery at Marjim Manor
2017 One Hundred Windows Dessert Wine, Niagara

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.95
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The Winery at Marjim Manor
2017 One Hundred Windows Dessert Wine, Niagara

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 9%
Golden yellow color. Fruity, rustic aromas of sweet pineapple coulis, coconut, ripe apricot, and green grapes with a round, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, breezy apricot cookies and bananas with nutmeg finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A balanced fruity-sweet white with a hint of spice and tropicality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sweet pineapple coulis, coconut, ripe apricot, and green grapes
Taste Flavor: apricot cookies and bananas with nutmeg
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced fruity-sweet white with a hint of spice and tropicality.

The Producer

The Winery at Marjim Manor

The Producer
7171 Lake Rd
Appleton, NY 14008
USA
1 716-778-7001

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.