• Verduzzo Friulano Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2017

      Verduzzo Friulano Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2017

      The grapes for this full-bodied dry berry selection, dry naturally on the vine in order to enrich the highest possible concentration of fructose and aromas. They are harvested late and fermented in barriques. Intense, glossy golden yellow. Wine fragrance with notes of honey and vanilla. In the drink the Verduzzo is of fine sweetness, full body and powerful. It glides soft and full-bodied into a wonderfully creamy finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Verduzzo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 128 g/l
      • Sulfite: 128 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: Almond cake, creamy desserts, but also raw ham with fig, goose liver p
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      02131417 ·  0,5 l · 19,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      9,90 €
    • Marsala Italia Particolare DOC fine semisecco

      Marsala Italia Particolare DOC fine semisecco

      This Fine is made from white grapes and was stored in wooden barrels for one year. It is elegant with beautiful bouquet and of fine medium sweetness. Strong character of vanilla and roasted almonds, intensely persistent, velvety and soft and full-bodied. A dessert wine that is also indispensable for Italian cuisine. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 17,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 4,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 53,00 g/l
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      35000004 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • Marsala DOC fine rubino dolce

      Marsala DOC fine rubino dolce

      The fermentation of this fine Marsala is interrupted by the enrichment with at least 5 years in oak barrel matured brandy. Intense ruby red. Very fruity bouquet of black cherry, pomegranate and plum. In the long, full taste sweet with present red fruit, cherry and again pomegranate. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 18,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,17 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 138,00 g/l
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: Dark chocolate, mulberry jam
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      35000006 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      11,90 €
    • Marsala Superiore "Old Marsala" DOC secco

      Marsala Superiore “Old Marsala” DOC secco

      Light amber. The more than 2 years maturing in oak barrels makes this Marsala very balanced, in the bouquet the typical Marsala aromas are rounded off by a fine oak spice. On the palate rather moderately dry with an enveloping aroma of black cherry and a fine nutty note. The classic for dessert. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 17,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 4,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 28,00 g/l
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      35000031 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • Marsala Superiore "Garibaldi" DOC dolce

      Marsala Superiore “Garibaldi” DOC dolce

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      • Grape Variety: Grillo, Catarratto and Insolia
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 18,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 4,42 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 112,00 g/l
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      35000032 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Tre Filer" Vino di uve stramature VdT 2016 dolce

      “Tre Filer” Vino di uve stramature VdT 2016 dolce

      Tre Filer is made from the sugar-sweet must of stramature, dried white wine grapes and matures for a year in oak barrels. A wonderful sweet wine: grapey in aroma, with notes of apple, honey and apricots, fascinating - an almost hypnotic sweetness that enchants the palate. Gourmets appreciate the combination with spicy cheese flavours, puff pastry biscuits or short pastry cakes. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Turbiana, Chardonnay, Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 145,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 7,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 140,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 118 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03220516 · 0,375 l · 37,07 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    • "Madoro" Passito Rosso Veneto IGT 2016 (0,375l)

      “Madoro” Passito Rosso Veneto IGT 2016 (0,375l)

      Madoro is an elegant cuvée made from dried Cabernet Sauvignon and Marzemino grapes. A stunning bouquet with intense tones of ripe and dried fruits, nuts and almonds. Full on the palate with an extremely strong body, a fine nerve structure and a long aftertaste. A beautiful nectar that matured for 13 months in barriques. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Marzemino, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 41,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 118,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 48 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 4,00
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03082616 · 0,375 l · 39,73 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,90 €
    • "Plaisir" Moscato Passito Bianco Colli Pescaresi IGT 2018

      “Plaisir” Moscato Passito Bianco Colli Pescaresi IGT 2018

      Plaisir is a so-called straw wine: the Muscat grapes are left to dry in the vineyard after cutting. It is well structured with a fragrant and harmonious taste of candied fruit. Its intense fruity scent is enriched with notes of flowers, while the full taste is invigorated by a pleasant freshness. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12050218 · 0,5 l · 31,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Kabir" Moscato di Pantelleria DOP 2017

      “Kabir” Moscato di Pantelleria DOP 2017

      This extremely delicate Moscato, baptized the Arabic name Kabir (the Great) so as not to sink into the shadow of the far more powerful Ben Ryé, is a constant source of surprise and enthusiasm. Elegant and balanced, bewitching scents of melon and orange peel, aromatic balance, sweetness and freshness in taste. A delight with tasty cheeses and short cakes with white fruits. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a pretty moscato with bright blossom, apricots, loquat and nectarines. Light-bodied with medium sweetness, bright acidity and a lemony finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:95 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Zibibbo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 4 months Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 112,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19110517 · 0,75 l · 24,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      18,50 €
    • "Torcolato" Breganze DOC 2015 (0,375l)

      “Torcolato” Breganze DOC 2015 (0,375l)

      This famous noble sweet wine is pressed from strictly selected grapes dried for five months. For decades it has been one of the best sweet wines in Italy. Aromas of dried apricots, white truffle, honey and sage on the nose, virtuoso and exotic on the palate. Class and elegance with a great price/performance ratio and outstanding maturity potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2013 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vespaiola
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 30/70 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 160,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 130,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 193 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,20
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03080215 · 0,375 l · 50,40 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,90 €
    • Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2016

      Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2016

      Amber gold yellow. Fresh, sweet nose of apricots, candied fruits and dried raisins. On the palate fine honey taste, notes of dried fruit and braised pear. Long and with fine acid wire that never makes this famous deserving wine from the island of Pantelleria appear sticky or broad. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Zibibbo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 10 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,92 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 142,00 g/l
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Desserts, ricotta cream, chocolate lava cake
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19270416 · 0,5 l · 37,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      18,90 €
    • "Casotto del Merlo" Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG 2015

      “Casotto del Merlo” Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG 2015

      Deep garnet Recioto della Valpolicella releases a concentrated scent of ripe fruit, caramel and chocolate. Its taste is dense, strong and determined, with a harmonious finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,40 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 13,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03092515 · 0,5 l · 37,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      18,90 €
    Things to know about
    Dessert wine from Italy
     

    The Italians have a very special love for sweet and dessert wines. They'd rather have ice wine. Because this is hardly possible in Italy, however, they developed a whole host of different processes to produce an excellent Vino Dolce.

    Good Italian dessert wines are seldom bought, because the often very small production quantity is mostly drunk in one's own country. Exceptions confirm the rule.

    DESSERT WINE FROM ITALY: VIN SANTO, MOSCATO, PASSITO, RECIOTO OR VINO DOLCE.

    If one visits an Italian winegrower in late autumn, one is often taken to the room where the grapes are hung up for drying. They are at least as proud of this as they are of the new bottling line.

    The grapes dry on cords hanging individually from each other or laid loosely next to each other on reeds and always in well ventilated rooms or even in the attic, so that no rot develops. These dried (Botrytis) grapes are then used to make Vin Santo, Passito, Recioto or simply a Vino Dolce, depending on the region.

    POPULAR GRAPE VARIETIES FOR THE ITALIAN DESSERT WINE

    The most popular varieties for Italian dessert wine are Moscato, Moscadello, Trebbiano, Malvasia and the autochthon specialities Picolit (Friuli) and Zibbibo (Sicily: here come the best like Donnafugata's famous Ben Ryé from the island of Pantelleria). Recioto della Valpolicella is an internationally popular sweet-herbal red wine made from the grape varieties of Amarone (Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella). SUPERIORE.DE