Best Sweet Red Wine for Beginners (TOP 9 BOTTLES)
From cherry sauce to old lumber leather, wine gives off quite a large number of unique smells. Thus, everybody has a different preference according to their acquired taste. So what are the best wines to kick start your day?
Our top 3 picks of sweet red wine for beginners are Muscat or Moscato, Riesling and Port wine.
Famous for its sugary hints of nectarine, peach and orange blossom the Moscato wine has an Italian origin. Its Muscat grape is said to be one of the oldest cultured assortments in the world. Being one of the most reasonably priced wines, we shall start off with this.
The three best of the Moscato are:
Maculan Dindarello translates to “orange blossom” and is one of the 100% Moscato Fior d’Arancio delicate dessert wine made from grapes.
Pale lemon yellow in color, the Dindarello gives off extremely fragrant scents of honey, orange blossoms and ripe citrus fruits which are typical of Moscato. It is treacly, well composed, and full-bodied on the taste, yet at the same time crisp and fresh with a long and persistent texture.
With a pleasant note of ginger, orange blossom, yellow fig and lychee, this light golden Geyser Peak Moscato wine is not only sweet but also quite inviting and lively. Other flavors consist of Muscat table grape, floral honeysuckle, peach pie and glace apricot.
The tastes are kept alive with a slight hint of spritz and acid which also balances the sweetness of the wine. A pleasing ginger, orange blossom, yellow fig and lychee nose circles the fruit.
Bodegas Botani Moscatel
Brimming with the fragrance of Muscat grape, mandarin orange, apple and a squeeze of wilted flowers, the amazingly delicious Bodegas Botani Moscatel wine is quite classic and mature. It has a pale straw color and a fresh look. On the penchant it is rich and dry, with notes of citrus and a tender finish.
Riesling was born in the Rhine wine region of Germany where the first reference to the wine was made in 1435 in the storage inventory of the high noble court of Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen. From the start the wine was desired tonic of the noble Germans, and they travelled through their conquests and business dealings all across Europe taking it along with them.
Riesling is a delicious, aromatic refreshing wine that comes in a lean and slender glass bottle. It has many different flavors such as the nectar of apples, peaches, apricots and pears. Because of high acid levels, Riesling is usually crisp and fresh and is known worldwide for its strong flowery fragrance.
Our top three choices of the Riesling are:
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling
Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling 2015 is a characteristic example of dry Eden Valley Riesling. It is a depiction of the flavors we often see each year from this amazing single vineyard. This wine gives you the taste of intense lemon lime fruit and talcum aromas along with a whiff of a fascinating floral perfume that overlays the dried herbs.
The taste palate of Pewsey Vale Eden shows the extent of depth with white flowers, lime and rosemary. The wine has a texture of natural and fresh acidity that balances the intensity of the flavor.
Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spatlese
Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spatlese is a classic sweet natural wine with an elegant and sugary taste along with a hint of acidity. It is selectively harvested and then goes through the procedure of gentle processing of the must, organized clarification, measured fermentation and careful finishing. These are the basics for the production of this delicious traditional wine.
The Vollrads Spatlese goes perfectly with Asian cuisine because of its balanced acidity and sweetness. Pairing this wine with a fruit dessert or blue veined cheese can also give interesting taste combination results.
Von Winning Kieselberg Riesling Grosses Gewachs
Pithy aromas of hazelnut, lemon oil and white peach make the Gewachs one of the best wines ever made. On the palate, the chalky acidity helps keep the dense taste of the peach fruit in check. Spiced by basil leaf, this wine displays a subtle creamy depth on a long after taste. Of all the Grosses Gewachs, the well know Kieselberg is generally the most sought-after.
Port is a fortified wine which are made by the addition of brandy or grape spirit to the wine during the process of production.
In this case, the brandy is added to the wine before the fermentation process ends. This helps the wine in retaining some of the natural sweetness of the added grapes which makes it richer, rounder and much smoother for the liking.
Our top three choices are:
Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port 1966
With a hint of olive green on the edge, the Taylor Fladgate Harvest Port is actually medium golden mahogany in color. It offers complex aromas like those of walnut, brown sugar, macadamia, and a spicy warm back taste of caramel and molasses. The palate is filled with rich spices, figs, confit apricot and mocha that makes it smooth and saccharine. The acidity gives it a beautifully balanced finish.
The Tawny Port is an excellent golden, amber tawny colored bouquet. It comes with a nutty character of almonds and other delightful mature fruit with a touch of orange peel. A perfectly balanced wine with a rich, smooth and sweet taste, the Port has a long lasting delicious finish.
This wine can be paired with crème Brule or vanilla ice cream. To appreciate the sumptuous pleasure and density of this wine, serve it slightly chilled.
Best served in classic Port or white wine glasses for the bursting appreciation of the aromas and taste of this wine.
Warre’s Vintage Port 1994
Warre’s Vintage Port matches the 1963 and is quite heavy in demand. One of the top Vintage wines, thee ’64 is made with an amazing concentration of rich fruit which are wonderfully balanced.
With its many layers of sweet fruit, cherry and chocolate flavors and aromas, this wine is an exotic display of complex character. It is a beautiful concoction with a long finish and velvety tannins.
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You can enjoy them in a private dinner or at a party, all these wines go well with any cuisine and occasion. They are not only quite delicious and crisp but also come at a very reasonable price.
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