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Red semi-sweet wine - peculiarities of production

Red semi-sweet wine, the price of which starts from 300 rubles and ends in tens of thousands, gourmets like it for its intense color with exquisite overtones, for its delicate bouquet, for its softness and versatility of taste. In a good drink one can feel notes of fresh grapes, nuances of fruit and flowers.
Muscat, Merlot, Georgian Saperavi, Italian Montepulciano, Portuguese Turiga Franca and German Dornfelder grapes are used to produce red wine with a sugar content exceeding 18g/l. The dark-skinned berries, picked when overripe, are fermented and the juice is squeezed, which is added to the must at a certain stage of the complex production process. In the semisweet red wine, obtained according to the original technology, in its pure form there is no sugar, because it is completely transformed into alcohol, but it contains useful substances;
  • organic acids;
  • minerals; 
  • vitamins B, C.
Phenolic compounds, which are present in small quantities in dark grape wine, play the role of antioxidants. Resveratrol improves heart function and prevents cellular degeneration. The drink is sweeter and less strong when the must stops fermenting, before all the sugar is converted into alcohol.

The dark blue berries of the Saperavi grape, which contains a high concentration of pigments, plant polyphenols, in Kakheti, where the vine is cultivated, produce a red semi-sweet wine, which gourmets are offered to buy at a price of 1 to 1.5 thousand rubles. Kindzmarauli is remembered for its deep ruby hue and elegant taste, which is dominated by notes:
  • coffee; 
  • cherries; 
  • plums.
The Georgian company Mildiani, founded by brothers in the nineties, produces a good semi-sweet red wine from the autochthonous Alexandrouli grape, which has a natural sugar content, with the addition of Mujuretuli fruit. A bottle of Mildiani Khvanchkara, which captivates with its rich aroma, pleasant acidity and soft tannins, costs 1,890 rubles.
Highly appreciated by gourmets Kindzmarauli premium segment, which is produced from Saperavi grapes by Winiveria winery using a unique technology and is sent for aging not in wood or in steel vats, but in clay querns, where it is colored in garnet color, gets a subtle aroma, velvety taste. For this red semi-sweet wine the price of 2.5 thousand rubles per bottle is quite justified.
Quality drinks from Georgia are cheaper on websites that sell alcoholic beverages, which are obtained directly from producers.

Beverages produced in the country, the climate of which allows to grow up to 250 varieties of grapes, enchant with their unique bouquet, absorbing the aroma of berries, the brightness of the sun, and the moisture of the Mediterranean. Montepulciano, Sangiovese in Italy make both inexpensive semi-sweet grapes and elite products.
Gourmets who have tasted Merlot from the Canti line, a bottle of which costs about 800 rubles in wine stores, will recognize it by its silky texture, long-lasting aftertaste, ruby color, shimmering.
The wine called Caruso Rosso Semidolce, which is obtained from the fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, ripening in the Veneto region, attracts with a fresh and soft taste, a bouquet that combines raspberry and cherry notes.
Buy Marche Rosso 2018 release in specialized stores in Moscow, costs more than 15 thousand p., but the wine that is made from Montepulciano grapes brand Kurni, conquers: 
  • with an expressive rich aroma;
  • with a persistent fresh aftertaste; 
  • with hints of licorice and candied berries.
Juice from hand-picked fruit, fermented in steel barrels at controlled temperature, aged 1.5 years in barriques and 4 months aging in bottles, reaches a strength of 14.5%.
German companies use red Dornfelder grapes, which began to be cultivated only in the 1950s, to create semi-sweet wines with a dark, almost burgundy color, with an aroma of vanilla, a complex and deep flavor, and a bright character. A 0.75-liter bottle of Dornfelder Barrique, which is aged for 12 months in oak wood and acquires tones of currants and spices, costs at least 1,400 rubles in Moscow.

To buy good wine, you don't have to pay a lot of money; producers from South America, Spain, Serbia, and Russia's Fanagoria offer drinks from dark grapes for less than 500 rubles.
Lykhny wine, which is made in Abkhazia from the popular Isabella variety, attracts with its rounded taste and aroma of strawberries, which gives it an aging in a container of oak. The cost of a bottle of the drink is about 400 p.
From the same grapes Chateau Vartely Moldovan winery produces Izabella brand, which stores offer gourmets to buy at a price of 300 p. The wine has an intense ruby color and is soft, gradually revealing hints of spice and raspberry.
Low cost, thick color pleases Vizconde de Begijar that comes from Spain, which is second only to 2 countries - Italy and France in the production of elite alcohol. Inexpensive semi-sweet wine made of black and blue Tempranillo berries is remembered for its soft aftertaste, notes of herbs, spices and vanilla.
Attracts with its ornate purple color, Kadarka's own character. Bulgarian producer Vinal AD uses 3 varieties of grapes to produce a red semi-sweet wine, which you can buy for less than 300 rubles. Kadarka is easy to drink, and the tart but pleasant taste has tones of cherry and spice.
Not much more expensive than 500 rubles is Ancient Hersones, which is made from Saperavi grapes, which are cultivated in the western part of the Crimean peninsula, where the climate and soil correspond to the terroir of the famous Bordeaux. Inkerman Ancient Hersones is aged for six months in oak wood barrels, with a velvety taste reminiscent of Kindzmarauli, but with a rich fruit palette and hints of chocolate and spices.

Red semi-sweet wine, which, to the full extent reveals flavor characteristics at a temperature of 16 to 18 °, it is advised to drink it without overcooling. It is better to pour the product from dark grapes in tall glasses on thin stems, which allows you to appreciate the nuances of flavor;
Red semi-sweet wines are combined with meat dishes, vegetable salads, served with seafood and fish, fruit, desserts, ice cream.