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Bargetto

Bargetto
NV Chaucer’s Raspberry Wine, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 10%
Sustainable Agriculture
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17
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Bargetto
NV Chaucer’s Raspberry Wine, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 10%
Brilliant light garnet color. Fresh, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of fresh and baked raspberries, smoked nuts, and hint of charcoal with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, long finish with notes of honeyed raspberries, pomegranate jam, and hint of tomato with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A sassy and pure raspberry wine for dessert, cheese or cocktails.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: fresh and baked raspberries, smoked nuts, and hint of charcoal
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed raspberries, pomegranate jam, and hint of tomato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own, with food and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Camembert, Chocolate Mousse, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sassy and pure raspberry wine for dessert, cheese or cocktails.

The Producer

Bargetto Winery

The Producer
3535 N Main St
Soquel, CA 95073
USA
1 831-475-2258

Sweet Fruit Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines have been produced in America for hundreds of years. While these are not products that receive much in the way of critical acclaim, they do represent a sense of pride from dozens, perhaps hundreds of vintners in the country.

Name a fruit and chances are it is made into a wine, be it apple, peach, blueberry or even pomegranate. Most of these are medium-sweet or even sweeter; generally these are not products that have acidity levels similar to most table wines.

These sweet fruit wines offer flavors that are derived from the fruit they are made from; pair these with mild cheeses, fresh fruit or sweet desserts.

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.