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  1. US$49.70

    Cave Spring Cellars

    Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

    2 x 375 ml

    Breads, Sweets, White Meat


    Solidly in the dessert wine camp in this vintage, this checks in at 102 g/L residual sugar. Peach, apricot and ripe nectarine fruit flavors abound, with a drip of honey. It's juicy and big, but never cloying, and finishes with a suggestion of dry straw.

    93 Points - Wine Enthusiast, January 2019

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There is a wide variety of dessert wine types, from the relative newcomer Ice Wine to longtime favourites like Port and Sherry that our grandmothers drank or floral wines like Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau or Chenin Blanc. They are some of our favourites at WineOnline.ca.

Ice Wine is the new boy on the Dessert Wine block. And given our weather, Canada is the top Ice Wine producer in the world. As you can imagine, Ice Wine is produced from grapes that have been frozen on the vine. True Ice Wine can only be produced when the vineyard freezes and it must be harvested and pressed while the grapes are still frozen! Consequently Ice Wine tends to be expensive - and usually comes in smaller bottles. You can enjoy Ice Wine on its own or pair it up with chocolate or fresh fruit. Either way - a great excuse to celebrate in style.

Madeira, Port and Sherry are timeless, top dessert wine types. They are traditional wines for celebrating with friends and family on their own or for pairing with chocolate desserts, blue cheeses, walnuts and dried fruit. Madeira was famously used to toast the American Declaration of Independence into existence.

Some of the top dessert wines originate in Bordeaux including Sauternes, Barsac, Cadillac and Monbazillac (made with Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc). The complex and tropical flavours of Sauternes are second to none paired with sweet, fruity desserts like crème brulée or raspberry cheesecake.

There is a wide range of Dessert Wine types and they have been exceedingly popular throughout history. And when you look for wine online, we make sure you have access to some of the top dessert wines available. Enjoy!