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Wollersheim

Wollersheim
2013 White Port, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Port

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 20% RS: 10%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Wollersheim
2013 White Port, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Port

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 20% RS: 10%
Brilliant golden straw color. Baked, boozy aromas and flavors of rum raisin cake, mango chutney, and pepper with a round, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, instant finish with accents of peach custard pie, spiced apples and nuts, orange sherbet, and pepper with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich, warming fortified dessert wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: rum raisin cake, mango chutney, and pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of peach custard pie, spiced apples and nuts, orange sherbet, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Cheesecake, Baked Brie, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, warming fortified desert wine.

The Producer

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery

The Producer
7876 Hwy 188
Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578
USA
1 608-643-6515

Port

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Port is both a fortified wine made from the Douro Valley in Portugal or a wine made anywhere in the world, modeled after that example.

True Port is made from several red varieties and is fortified with brandy or distilled grape sprits, which cause the fermentation to stop and also increases alcohol. Port checks in at 17% - 20% alcohol in most cases. Because of this alcohol, ports can age well- some as long as four or five decades. Most younger ports are quite sweet, while those that have been aged in wood for several years are drier.

Several other countries also produce a wine they label as port. The best examples are from Australia and the United States.