Full Review

Carletto

Carletto
NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Red , Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Carletto
NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Red , Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5%
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry berry, lemon pith, pressed linen, and bubble gum dust with an lively, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium body and an engaging, breezy finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor. A sweet and inviting dessert wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: cherry berry, lemon pith, pressed linen, and bubble gum dust
Taste Flavor: cherry berry, lemon pith, pressed linen, and bubble gum dust
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and inviting dessert wine.

The Producer

Carletto Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Dessert Wine

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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.