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Brass Tacks

Brass Tacks
2016 Pink Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 6%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Brass Tacks
2016 Pink Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 6%
Light pink coral color. Sweet aromas of honeysuckle, cotton candy, and pineapple with a soft, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, appealing, fast conversation hearts, sugared raspberry, and strawberry cupcake finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A sweet and tropical quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, cotton candy, and pineapple
Taste Flavor: conversation hearts, sugared raspberry, and strawberry cupcake
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and tropical quaffer.

The Producer or Importer

Wine Spots Cellars

The Producer or  Importer
1592 Union Street #302
San Francisco, CA 94123
USA
1 415-546-2204

Dessert Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.