With 183 g/Litre sugar content, this is a dessert in itself. Here, when the wine is just part way through ferment, the ferment is stopped with the addition of spirit to leave a sweet, fiery wine not dissimilar to port but this time made with white Muscat grapes.
The aromas of this sweetie are sumptuous of rose petals, musk sweets, toffee, lemon peel and grapes. It is lighter in the mouth than the aroma profile suggests. The fiery spirit keeps it light and clean finishing. Fresh fruit desserts such as lemon tart or a summer fruit trifle would be a good match for this wine, as would a salty blue cheese.
Main Grape: Muscat of Alexandria
Style: Sweet, white dessert wine
VinousWomen member reaction: Ok for the price.
Date tasted: March 2019
Food required: yes, it is better with a fruity dessert or salty blue cheese
Where purchased: Morrisons, Waitrose, Majestic £8.5