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Fortified Wine and Dessert Pairings

Fortified Wine and Dessert Pairings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas for serving Liebich fortified wines

Bulk Ruby Grenache?– Savoury ideas include glazing for caramelised onions, sauce for red game meats. For a sweet cocktail, pour over crushed ice and top up with Chocolade (chocolate flavoured soft drink sold at Liebichwein Cellar Door)

Bulk Semillon / Muscat – Add a dash to custard, dilute 50% with water and add to stewed fruit, ?50% diluted with water, ideal marinade for dried fruits used in Christmas cakes and desserts

Classic Muscat – Serve with fruit mince pies or desserts that feature citrus or stone fruits

Classic Frontignac – Serve with ripe berries or tropical desserts, fruity cheesecakes or pavlovas

Classic?Semillon – Perfect match with sticky date pudding, traditional Christmas pudding and toffee desserts such as cr?me brulee

Grand Tawny – Perfect with?traditional Christmas pudding, chocolate truffles and desserts that feature any type of chocolate or roasted nuts

Recipe: Ice Cream with Raisin Apera Sauce

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This grown-up ice cream sundae combines sweet fortified wine and honey into a delicious syrup that plumps up dried fruit, turning a summery dessert into an extravagance. Use your choice of dried fruit and nuts or whatever you have at hand.

Prep 5 mins ? Cook 20 mins ? Makes 6 ? Difficulty?Easy

Ingredients

  • ? cup Raisin Apera
  • ? cup honey
  • ? cup raisins
  • ? cup dried figs, sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried currants
  • ? cup toasted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 6 cups vanilla ice cream

Directions

Heat Raisin Apera and honey in a small saucepan over low heat for a few minutes.
Stir in dried fruit, cover, and remove from heat. Allow to stand for 20 minutes. Stir in toasted almonds just prior to serving.
Divide ice cream into serving bowls and pour sauce over the top.

Bulk Fortified Wines for Barrel Ageing

Ron's Blend in the making

Ron’s Blend in the making

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the depths of winter. We recently had a sudden hail storm pass through and plenty of rain has saturated Barossa Valley soils.

This time of year is almost busier for us than vintage as the majority of wines sold at cellar door are winter warming fortifieds. We pride ourselves on our?extensive range of bulk fortified wines suitable for drinking now or further ageing in your own barrel. There are six wine styles?sold by the litre for people to perfect their home barrel blends. Many customers return with their own container and we?sell reusable plastic containers (2, 5, 10, 20 Litre).

Youthful fortified wines available by the litre

Youthful fortified wines available by the litre

Ron Liebich continually makes large batches of bulk?blends to keep up with demand by masterfully blending fresh 2015/2016 fortified wines with old museum stocks stored in the depths of the barrel shed. All fortifieds are?produced from estate grown grapes left to fully ripen naturally in the vineyard.??Fortified wines are made from four different grape varieties producing different flavour profiles ranging from aromatic, floral and sweet to spicy and nutty.

There are seven?types of fortified available in bulk that suit barrel ageing; ruby, tawny, and white styles and they all have unique features, colours and flavours.?The wine you choose will depend on your taste preference and whether it is used to season a new keg, as a base wine ?or for topping up a barrel.

Ruby Grenache ? ? ? Unwooded Grenache, perfect rejuvenator for over-oaked and aged barrels

Ron?s Blend? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Traditional Tawny style aged 2 years, perfect for topping up most barrels

Ron?s / Keg Blend? ?Rich semi-aged tawny, some woody notes?(2/3 Ron?s + 1/3 Keg Blend)

Keg Blend? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Rich tawny? aged?5 years, developing woody notes, good for a starting barrel

Semillon ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Sweet Sherry (Apera) style aged 2 years with fresh toffee and nutty flavours

Muscat ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ???Youthful sweet style with floral, apricot and citrus flavours (Muscat?Gordo?grapes)

Frontignac? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Youthful sweet style with?floral tropical and musk flavours (Red Frontignac grapes)

We invite you to visit cellar door to taste these wines in addition to more than 10 bottled fortified wines ranging in age from one to thirty years old. A sweet treat indeed!

Tasting Australia – Chocolate & Wine Experience

Tray bottle glass choc 3 SWe are excited to present this series of special events as an associated event of Tasting Australia 2016.

Enjoy an intimate taste experience based on the concept of terroir. Be taken on a journey of flavour through four varieties of premium fortified wines matched to divine handmade chocolate truffles. Liebichwein?s luscious fortifieds range from two to twenty years old ? a rare treat!

Wines to enjoy are Fortified Frontignac, Muscat, Semillon and Grenache-based Tawny. Bonus taste of a rare family barrel sample.

Please allow 30 minutes anytime between 2-4pm to relax and indulge.

Bookings essential. Tickets available via Eventbrite.

 

Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2015: Just Desserts @ Cellar Door

Sunday 16th August 2015

It was exciting to host another sell-out event as part of Barossa Gourmet Weekend. There really are a lot of sweet tooths around!

Over 40 Guests enjoyed an afternoon master class hosted by Ron Liebich and his daughter Briony who took them?behind the scenes of the world of fortified wine. Ron shared his tips for barrel ageing and how different grape varieties develop while Briony led the sensory experience of matching wines to indulgent desserts.

Matching Fortified with Desserts

Briony works as a Sensory Analyst and provided insights into basic taste interactions and why we love sweet flavours. The desserts were prepared by local chef Kate Harbison using as many local ingredients as possible. The most popular pairing was the Semillon and Cr?me Br?l?e.

Here are the wines and desserts served as complementary pairings:

Classic Semillon

Wine:?????????????????????????? Gorgeous burnt toffee, candied nuts and sticky date pudding flavours

Dessert:????????????????????? Honeycomb Cr?me Br?l?e with Blood Orange Marmalade

Classic Frontignac

Wine:?????????????????????????? Irresistible musk perfume and tropical fruits with caramelised flavours

Dessert:????????????????????? Sticky Walnut Tart with Peach Glaze

Classic Muscat

Wine:?????????????????????????? Alluring dried apricots, candied citrus and luscious honey flavours

Dessert:????????????????????? Dark Chocolate & Apricot Roulade

Grand Tawny

Wine:?????????????????????????? Extremely complex spicy fruitcake with a lingering dry, nutty finish.

Dessert:????????????????????? Chocolate Cream Layered Biscotti with Spiced Quince Jelly and Chocolate Glazed Fig

Thanks to everyone who attended and assisted with this true sweet indulgence!

Fortified Wine and Dessert Pairings

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151 Steingarten Road,
Rowland Flat,
South Australia 5352

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P.O. BOX 916
Rowland Flat SA 5352

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Our Cellar Door is open Friday through to Monday 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Other times are welcome by prior appointment.

CLOSED – Christmas Day , Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.

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