Ice & Wine Pairing
This cherry dessert wine and brandied-cherry ice cream pairing is divine. The sweet ice cream highlights the tartness of the Italian cherry wine and leads to a nice bright acidic finish. Perfect for starting the next bite of ice cream.
This wine is from the Marche region in eastern Italy. It is a traditional dessert wine made with the ‘Viscole’, a super sweet, native cherry. The cherries are fermented in sugar for 40 days in the sun. When grape harvest comes, the resulting syrup is mixed into the grape juice while it ferments. This new “wine” is now aged for 16 months in oak, and when bottled some fresh cherry syrup is added for a little residual sugar.