Sweet White Wine

If your new to the world of wine, and hesitant about where to start, a sweet white wine may be the answer your looking for.



In the world of wine, sweet is the opposite of dry. There is a wide variety of sweet white wines available. There are even wines that have a dessert like quality.

Sweet white ice wines tend to be thicker and have a syrup like quality and they tend to be very sweet.

Ice Wines

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Frosty grapes on the vine.



These wines are probably the sweetest of all white wine types. The grapes are left to freeze on the vine; thereby creating more concentrated sugar. They are then pressed and fermented and truly deliver a very sweet dessert-like wine.


Moscato

Made from the Moscato grape. Semi sweet and sparkling. Moscato grapes are commonly used to make Asti, a fruity sparkling wine. It's bubbly quality makes it a great accompaniment to wedding cake or grandmas favorite dessert recipe. A very nice sweet white wine.


Sherry

The main variety of grape used in making sherry is the Palomino grape found in southwestern Spain. There is dry sherry and sweet sherry. Sweet sherry is dry sherry that has been sweetened. The most common are Pale cream and Cream Sherry. A lovely sweet white wine to serve with desserts after dinner, best at room temperature.


Sauternes

The growth of of a fungus called botrytis cinera on the grapes creates a very rich juice in which to ferment. This noble rot , as it is nicknamed, gives way to the most intensely concentrated desert wine in the world. Very labor intensive as the grapes are hand picked thus making it a bit on the pricey side.

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Reisling

If I had to pick a sweet wine to enjoy, the Riesling gets my vote every time. Most are German wine, although they can come from other areas. Light and fruity with hints of apple. Some Rieslings can be dry (remember, that dry is the opposite of sweet) so look at the label carefully. A Riesling taste profile is on most bottles and will tell you if the wine is sweet or dry.

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image courtesy of International Riesling Foundation

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