Sweet but with some taste of fruit. Wines suitable for desserts can actually be quite varied. We propose some ideas for dessert wine.
Sparkling wines like Spanish cava or champagnes go well with any dessert: they are very suitable for cakes, pastries, frozen cakes, and chocolate ... at any big celebration, sparkling wine plays an important role at the end of the evening, accompanying the desserts.
White wine is always preferred with a slightly lighter dessert. Some desserts such as creams are perfectly accompanied with a rather fresh, sweeter, fruity young wine. A good choice may be a Riesling or Monastrell that go well with desserts like vanilla-based puddings and fruit tarts.
And what about red wine? More and more, red wine finds itself specifically made for desserts to combine very well with savory desserts like cheeses, curds, nuts or pancakes of various flavors. But, undoubtedly, red wine becomes the star when there is chocolate in the center. The flavors are sublime and enhanced when you combine cocoa and red wine. It goes also well with desserts like pies with berries, ice cream or coffee ... always including a hint of cocoa.
A good Pinot Noir, a Porto and a variety of Rioja Somontano are perfect for desserts where chocolate makes an appearance. At the same time, the Pedro Ximenez is another alternative which offers a wide range to choose from and combines well with chocolate sweets. As for sweet reds, some types such as Garnacha and Monastrell go perfectly with creams, pastries, cakes or other less heavy dessert.
As always, we offer some suggestions so you can enjoy the sweet life. Cheers!
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