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Facts



Concentrate, please!

Sweet wine is always made by concentrating the sugar in the grapes one way or another. This can be done by harvesting the overripe fruit late, for example. Or by drying the grapes, as is the case with the majority of sweet Italian wines. Or else by freezing the water in the grapes, like they do with ice wine, which ensures that only the sweet juice is extracted during the pressing. Whichever method the winemaker chooses, producing sweet wine is an elaborate process and the yields are small. In view of this, many of these elixirs are real bargains!


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May we present:

the four big shots of sweet Italian wines.


Recioto

The red speciality from Valpolicella. Amarone’s sweeter brother, so to speak. Round, smooth, velvety, enticing.


Passito di Pantelleria

The vines grow on the volcanic island of Pantelleria, where they are bush-trained. This winegrowing tradition is protected under UNESCO world heritage status. Highly aromatic with notes of honey and lively acidity.


Vin Santo

Prevalent in northern and central Italy, its home is in Tuscany. Fresh and juicy with hints of caramel.


Marsala

It owes its name to the port town in the south-west corner of Sicily. Premium examples mature in oak or cherry wood for ten years or more. Nutty and complex with marked oxidative notes.




Wine tip

Our own sweet wine! In contrast to the «classic» Vin Santo made from white grapes, Occhio di Pernice (partridge eye in English) is pressed from red Sangiovese grapes. Lavish notes of dried fruit, banana, forest honey and tobacco on the nose, accompanied by the Vin Santo-typical hints of oxidation. A real one of a kind!




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A zesty concoction

Need some refreshment? Mix your choice of sweet wine with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit. That will reinvigorate you!




Forever young

Of all the wines in the world, sweet wines have some of the longest life spans. A sweet wine can easily last 20 years in the cellar and the best examples are practically everlasting.




Sparkling sensation

Sweet and sparkling, who could resist? Piedmont puts forth two sparkling sweet wine specialities at once with the white Moscato d’Asti and the red Bracchetto d’Acqui. Psst, these examples pair incredibly well with chocolate – Bracchetto with the dark stuff, Moscato with the white.




Our range of sweet wines


  1. - +
    Italy, Veneto
    2019
    37.5 cl
    Angelorum – Recioto della Valpolicella classico docg, Masi
    CHF28.50
  2. - +
    Italy, Piedmont
    2023
    100 % Moscato bianco

    75 cl
    Vigna Senza Nome – Moscato d'Asti docg, Braida
    CHF15.00
  3. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2019
    100 % Moscadello

    50 cl
    Florus – Moscadello di Montalcino doc, Banfi
    CHF30.50

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