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Brass Tacks

Brass Tacks
2017 Pink , Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 6.3%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Brass Tacks
2017 Pink , Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 6.3%
Clear silvery amber color. Aromas and flavors of apricot fruit leather, dandelion, and almond pound cake with a soft, bright, sweet light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A sweet and innocent quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: apricot fruit leather, dandelion, and almond pound cake
Taste Flavor: apricot fruit leather, dandelion, and almond pound cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Almond Cookies, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and innocent 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.