Full Review

Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery
2015 Petite Fleur, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 10%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Williamsburg Winery
2015 Petite Fleur, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 10%
Pale light gold color. Floral, fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of mango, honeysuckle, and crusty apple nut tart with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with accents of honeyed golden raisins, spiced peach and apricot, and kiwi skin and seed with dusty, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nicely, not-to-sweet dessert wine that will pair nicely with cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: mango, honeysuckle, and crusty apple nut tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeyed golden raisins, spiced peach and apricot, and kiwi skin and seed
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pierre Robert, Baked Brie, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely, not-to-sweet dessert wine that will pair nicely with cheeses.

The Producer

The Williamsburg Winery

The Producer
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
USA
1 757-258-0899

Their Portfolio

89 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Wessex Hundred, Viognier, Virginia 12.7% (USA) $24.00.
82 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Vintage Reserve, Chardonnay, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Petite Fleur, Virginia 10.5% (USA) $28.00.
87 Williamsburg Winery 2014 Four Barrel Cuvee, Virginia 11.4% (USA) $49.00.
85 Williamsburg Winery 2014 Gabriel Archer Reserve, Virginia 11.6% (USA) $42.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2014 Adagio, Virginia 11.2% (USA) $72.00.
86 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Governor’s White, Riesling, American 12% (USA) $9.50.
90 Williamsburg Winery 2015 A Midsummer Night’s White, Virginia 12.2% (USA) $14.00.
89 Williamsburg Winery 2016 A Midsummer Night’s White, Virginia 12.7% (USA) $14.00.
87 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 12% (USA) $19.00.
91 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Barrel Aged Claret, Virginia 12% (USA) $19.00.
84 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Dry Rosé, Virginia 12% (USA) $16.00.
85 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Petite Fleur Limited Release, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $24.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Limited Release, Petit Manseng, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $24.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Adagio, Virginia 13% (USA) $75.00.
91 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Limited Release, Tannat, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $60.00.
86 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $49.00.
87 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Gabriel Archer Reserve Red, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $42.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Trianon, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 12.3% (USA) $40.00.
84 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Wessex Hundred, Viognier, Virginia 12.4% (USA) $28.00.
85 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Reserve, Merlot, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $40.00.
91 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Limited Release, Norton, Virginia 13.2% (USA) $39.00.
83 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Wessex Hundred, Petit Verdot, Virginia 13% (USA) $32.00.

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.