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6 Wines for the Sweet Tooth

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I'm a part time actor and part time writer living in Perth. I love being on stage. I love going out with friends, doesn't matter what we do
Published August 10th 2022
If you have a sweet tooth & looking for wine, try these
We all have different tastes when it comes to what we eat and drink. Personally, I have a sweet tooth - tending toward cider when going out. But for those of you with a sweet tooth who prefer wine, here are a few wines that I'd recommend for you.

1. Banrock Station Crimson Cabernet

Banrock Station is situated in South Australia, with a variety of on-site activities if you happen to be near for a visit. We are starting with this wine as it was the first sweet wine I fell in love with. Now you're probably thinking cabernet isn't normally sweet, but this one is, with raspberry, blackcurrant and velvet aromas. It's described as light-medium bodied with medium sweetness. This variety is best served cold - the colder the better I find.

Banrock Station also has a white and pink Moscato, both of which are sweet and tasty. They also used to produce a variety of fruit fusion wines - but I haven't seen these available anywhere for a little while now, which is a bit disappointing.

2. Brown Brothers Dolcetto & Syrah

The Brown Brothers winery was established in 1889 in Milawa, Victoria. Their Dolcetto & Syrah is a medium-bodied wine with aromas of red jubes, blackberries, red currants and hints of spice and licorice. This is another sweet red that is best served chilled.

Brown Brothers also have a white and a pink Moscato, as well as some Moscato's mixed with other wine varieties - including sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio and chardonnay. They also produce.....

3. Brown Brothers Cienna

This is another sweet red that's best served chilled. Personally, I haven't tried this one, but it has aromas of red berry fruit and a hint of spice. It's rich and juicy with fruit sweetness on the palate and light bubbles to finish. Cienna is produced in the standard size as well as smaller 200ml bottles - handy if you don't like to drink wine too often, you can just open a single serve when you have the need.

4. Sweet Lips Infusions

Coming from the Warburn Estate in NSW - boasting to be the 8th largest in Australia - are the Gossips Sweet Lips Infusions. They come in four varieties - Hibiscus, Pomegranate & Lime; Mango, Elderflower & Passionfruit; Pineapple, Coconut & Mexican Lime; Peach, Raspberry & Vanilla. I've personally only tried the first two of these varieties - the hibiscus one wasn't really to my taste. I LOVED the mango one, which again should be served chilled and is lower in alcohol so less chance of a hangover. The website for these wines includes a few cocktail mixes you can try with each of the wines.

5. Gossips Sweet Lips Moscato

Again from the Warburn Estate, the Gossips Moscato comes in both a white and pink variety. It is vibrant, clean and fresh. Floral scents combine with zesty lime and citrus notes. It is well balanced with a crisp finish. The white variety is a great example of the popular Moscato style. Fresh and grapey with a touch of spritz on the palate. Best enjoyed well chilled.

6. Vasse Felix Cane Cut Semillon

Coming from the Margaret River region of WA is Vasse Felix's Cane Cut Semillon. This wine is produced using the cane cut method where each fruiting cane is detached from the vine before being hung to air dry, concentrating the flavour. This wine has an enticing aroma with clean perfumes of vanilla cream, lemon custard, cumquat, honeysuckle and dried apricot. You only need a small amount as this is really quite sweet.
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