• Goldmuskateller Alto Adige DOC 2019 (dolce)

      Goldmuskateller Alto Adige DOC 2019 (dolce)

      This lovely golden muscatel can be recognized by its typical aromatic nutmeg scent, which here combines with a light note of honeydew melon. The fine residual sweetness gives the wine a pleasant softness and personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 56,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 165 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Typical South Tyrolean desserts like doughnuts (Berliner) and apple strudel
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      01070519 · 0,75 l · 13,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,90 €
    • Verduzzo Friulano Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2018

      Verduzzo Friulano Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2018

      The grapes for this full-bodied Trockenbeerenauslese dry naturally on the vine to enrich the highest possible concentration of fructose and aromas. They are harvested late and fermented in barriques. Intense, shiny golden yellow. Vinous bouquet 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 Extract: 137 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 128 g/l
      • Sulfite: 128 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Food Recommendations: Almond tart, creamy desserts, but also raw ham with fig, goose liver pate
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      02131418 · 0,5 l · 19,90 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • 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 Acidity: 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 (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Dindarello" Bianco Passito Veneto IGT 2019 (0,375l)

      “Dindarello” Bianco Passito Veneto IGT 2019 (0,375l)

      This still Muscat, conceived as the "little brother" of Torcolato and Acininobili, is a masterpiece and proves once again that Fausto Maculan is one of the world's best producers of dessert wines. Dindarello scores with a bouquet of peaches, elderberries and aromatic herbs. These aromas accompany the wonderfully full flavour right through to the finish. Its perfect balance between sweetness and acidity will ennoble any end of a meal. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:98 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 2 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 11,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 182,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 129,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 198 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,30
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03080819 · 0,375 l · 29,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "Apianae" Moscato Passito del Molise DOC 2015

      “Apianae” Moscato Passito del Molise DOC 2015

      This Moscato from Molise is quite extraordinary and rich in aromas. Delightful bouquet of figs, apricots and candied citrus fruits, on the palate finely creamy, with well-dosed sweetness and a touch of tingling acidity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright gold. Very intense, spicy quinine, orange peel, grapefruit and honeyed aromas on the enticing nose. Then suave and actually quite refined despite being very luscious, with flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes quite long and dense, leaving a mouth-coating yet vibrant mouthfeel behind." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 12 months steel tub
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      14010315 · 0,5 l · 23,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      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: 18,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 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 (DE) 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 Acidity: 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 (DE) 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 Acidity: 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 (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      13,90 €
    • "Solalto" Maremma Toscana IGT 2013 dolce

      “Solalto” Maremma Toscana IGT 2013 dolce

      Radiant, precise dessert wine from the varieties Traminer, Sauvignon and Semillon from the sun-blessed Maremma in the south of Tuscany. Precious and delicious, the wine opens with a bright golden colour with amber reflections. In the bouquet hints of dried fruits, honey, pressed rose petals and candied almonds. Soft sweetness on the palate, wonderfully flattering finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Featuring the artwork of the promising young artist Clara (daughter to Fattoria le Pupille owner Elisabetta Geppetti) on its front label, the 2013 SolAlto is an air-dried dessert wine with a bright and luminous appearance. The grapes in the blend include Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and the wine is released in a 375-milliliter bottle. This is a viscous and rich expression with dried apricot and honey, backed by almond and baked apple with cinnamon. This vintage is viscous and rich, and perfect for an apple pie a la mode." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Grape Variety: Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon, Semillon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 125,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 91,26 g/l
      • Sulfite: 139 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09230213 · 0,375 l · 39,73 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      14,90 €
    • "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 Acidity: 5,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 118,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 48 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 4,00
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      03082616 · 0,375 l · 39,73 €/l · Price (DE) 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 (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      15,90 €
    • "Plaisir" Passito Rosso Colline Pescaresi IGT 2017

      “Plaisir” Passito Rosso Colline Pescaresi IGT 2017

      A delicious, noble red wine from the Azienda Agricola Ciccio Zaccagnini. In this delicate ruby red wine we find the typical, seductive aromas of strawberries and roses. Rich in nuances and very harmonious in taste, pleasantly sweet and not at all broad. Nice length. SUPERIORE.DE

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      • Grape Variety: 100% Cannonau
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 121,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,08 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 85,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 99 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      12052817 · 0,5 l · 31,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      15,90 €
    Things to know aboutDessert 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