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2010 Bouquet White Dessert Wine

Appellation

The North Fork of Long Island, New York

Description

Intense and gorgeously balanced, Bouquet seduces with every sip. This Vin Doux Naturel is a blend of Chardonnay (60%) and Gewurztraminer (40%). Closure: cork.

Tasting Notes

An exotic expression of orange, ginger, lychee and rose scents. Vivid fruit creates a beautiful counterpoint to the wine’s crisp acidity and medium-high alcohol. Pleasantly sweet, soft, light-bodied, lingering in perfume and mellow in taste.

Winegrowing Notes

L.I. vines benefitted from early spring rain during the growing season. A very warm and exceptionally dry summer sped up the ripening of grapes. Light rain during the early fall contributed to the quality of the vintage. Fall weather was perfect for harvesting without having to rush..

Winemaking Notes

During fermentation, yeasts transform the grapes’ sugar into alcohol, CO2 gas and heat. To capture and save some of the grape’s sugar from fermenting, the must (a mixture of grape juice, stems, grape skins seeds and pulp) is fortified with grape spirit. The remaining unfermented sugar, called residual sugar (RS), creates a sweet wine. Alc.: 17%  pH: 3.10  TA: 4.77  RS: 50 g/L.

Serving Suggestions

This wine is lighter bodied and more delicate than most dessert wines. Serve as the finale to a beautiful meal, on its own or accompanied by biscotti, madeleines, nougatine, petits fours or other miniature desserts. Or, try it with foie gras for savory contrast.

Awards

89 RP, eRobertParker.com, Issue 219, June 30, 2015

Double Gold, New York Wine and Food Classic, 2013

Price

$24.99 / 375 ml

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