Straw Wine is a sweet wine, with an alcohol level of 13%.
Residual sugar is around 100g/litre.
The Red wine is amber in colour and can be savoured on its own as an aperitif. It has an aroma of nuts, orange skin and sweet spices. It is indeed an elegant aperitif.
The White wine is golden in colour with a wonderful candied fruit flavour. Its delicacy is intended to accompany sweet deserts as nut cake and chocolate mousse. I advise you to drink it a little cooler in this case. A temperature of 53 degrees F (12°C) is ideal.
Straw Wine can be kept for ten years or more if you can !!
The nuts cake recipe
This is the favorite of the familly, and very simple to make.
1/2 pound walnuts (250g), coarsely chopped
4-1/2 ounces (125g) flour
7 ounces (200g) white sugar
3-1/2 ounces (100g) butter melted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon straw wine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180°C)
Grease and flour a 10 inch (25cm) tube pan
In a large bowl, combine walnuts, sugar, flour,baking powder, melted butter, eggs, salt ...and straw wine of course. Mix thoroughly.
Pour into a prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.