After a satisfying meal, what’s better than a chilled glass of dessert wine with your favourite pudding? At House of Townend we have a great range of dessert wines for all of you with sweet tooth out there.
Dessert wine, sometimes called pudding wine is a sweet wine that is normally served at the end of a meal during dessert.
Sweet dessert wines are designed to be drunk in smaller glasses and treasured like a glass of scotch.
Sweet wine comes from extra sweet grapes. To make this delicious sweet dessert wine the fermentation process is stopped before the yeast converts all the grape sugars into alcohol. Fermentation is stopped in a number of ways, including super colling the wine or by adding brandy. The result is a rich wine sweetened with the natural grape sugar.
Five Dessert Wine Styles
There are five main dessert wines, sparkling dessert wine, lightly sweet, richly sweet, sweet red wine and fortified wine. Take a look to find the best dessert wine for you.
Sparkling Dessert Wine – The carbonation and high acidity means that sparkling dessert wine tastes less sweet that it actually is. Some grape varieties smell much sweeter than others too.
Lightly Sweet Dessert Wine – Known for being refreshingly sweet lightly sweet wines are often paired with Indian and Southeast Asian dishes. Enjoy with a fruit-based or vanilla dessert to bring out its full flavour.
Richly Sweet Dessert Wine – Richly sweet wines are made from the highest quality grapes. The unfortified drink can age 50+ years as their sweetness and acidity preserves their characteristically bold flavour.
Sweet Red Dessert Wine – Sweet red wine is prominently produced in Italy using esoteric grapes. This style of dessert wine provides the perfect complement for any meal and pairs well with cheese dishes.
Fortified Dessert Wine – Made when grape brandy is added to a wine fortified dessert wine can be dry or sweet. Most are higher in alcohol content and tend to have a longer shelf life once opened.
Looking for that perfect dessert wine for your next dinner party? Then look no further than our superb range.