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Dessert wines

In Italy dessert wines have a very long tradition; Marsala and Vin Santo are arguably the pioneers of quality dessert wines. In recent decades, there has been a real leap in the quality of Italian dessert wines. Today, wonderful dessert wines are produced in every region: Passito di Moscato, Recioto della Valpolicella, Marsala, Passito di Pantelleria, to name just a few. Discover our wide selection of dessert wines and choose the bottle that perfectly matches your favourite desserts.
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Dessert wines

Dessert wines

Dessert wines have always graced the table at the end of a meal, being the ideal accompaniment for desserts. Our vast range of Italian dessert wines includes numerous fine wines, each with its own personality, but all equally endowed with the quality that is characteristic of this wine type. They are also called dessert wines because they are usually wines with a high sugar content and ABV, although there are some that do have a lower alcohol content. Discover our wonderful selection and enjoy unforgettable experiences with dessert wine pairings.

 

What’s the difference between a classic wine and a dessert wine?

Despite the popularity of dessert wines, the concept of this particular type of wine can be confusing. An interesting aspect of the production of sweet wines is the delicate techniques involved, which require greater attention than with dry wines. There are three ways to make a dessert wine, but the most famous method is to use extremely ripe grapes. These grapes, harvested out of season, acquire a high sugar content, which gives the wine a high degree of sweetness after fermentation. The late-harvest method can be seen perfectly in grape varieties such as Moscato, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling.

 

What are the best wines to accompany dessert? ?

From the Alps to Sicily, Italy offers a vast range of dessert wines capable of surprising even those without a sweet tooth. An example of a highly popular red dessert wine  is Recioto della Valpolicella, which is particularly suitable for cocoa-based desserts. Another Italian wine worth mentioning is Passito di Pantelleria, an aromatic Sicilian liqueur wine with a golden colour that goes wonderfully with dry pastries as well as blue cheeses and foie gras. In  Sicily we also have incredible dessert wines like the famous Marsala – fruity, full-bodied and perfect for concluding a meal with a variety of desserts.

 

Pairings: which wines to choose based on the type of dessert

One of the most important rules to follow in order to successfully pair a dessert wine with a particular dessert is that the dish must never be sweeter than the wine accompanying it. For example, if you want to round off a  romantic dinner,Vinsanto from  Tuscany is the ideal white dessert wine.. Produced with Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes, its character and elegance make it perfect to accompany cantucci biscuits with dried almonds. Alternatively, for a tasty, ideal pairing for the classic apple pie that may often be enjoyed, for example, after Sunday lunch, choose an aromatic wine from  Piedmont, like Moscato D’Asti..