Sweet Wines with a Citrus Touch
Yes, it's time to welcome spring! I like citrus flavors, especially this time of the year. So consider a Key Lime Shortbread with Peter Lehmann's Botrytis Semillon from Barossa Valley in South Australia. This wine is pale gold in color with citrusy aromas. It is clean, refreshing with medium body and will match with buttery, delicate shortbread balancing the lime flavors in both the wine and biscuit.
If you crave an orange, then Cornmeal Currant Wafers with Quady's Essencia, an orange Muscat that is lightly fortified is the perfect pairing. The dried currants are macerated in a small amount of the orange Muscat before incorporating into the dough. Quady Winery is located in Madera, CA and produces only sweet and fortified wines since 1975.
Lemony desserts are refreshing. A lemon Panna Cotta with assorted fresh berries is a treat when served with Paolo Saracco Moscato d'Asti from Piedmont. Panna Cotta means "cooked cream" and is a dessert found all over Italy, but is thought to have originated in Piedmont. When prepared with lemon, this creamy dessert is delicious with a glass of fruity, slightly effervescent delicate Moscato d'Asti - a perfect lemon drop for me.