Full Review

Carletto

Carletto
NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Red, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Sparkling Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5% RS: 10%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Carletto
NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Red, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Sparkling Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5% RS: 10%
Violet color. Aromas of candied raspberry, apple, mint, and strawberry confection with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length sweet pea blossom, chocolate with crystalized violet petals, and rooibos tea finish. A juicy, slightly floral sparkler that will be delicious with chocolate cake.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: candied raspberry, apple, mint, and strawberry confection
Taste Flavor: sweet pea blossom, chocolate with crystalized violet petals, and rooibos tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Mixed Nuts
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, slightly floral sparkler that will be delicious with chocolate cake.

The Producer

Carletto Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Sparkling Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling Dessert Wines are effervescent sweet fruity wines with residual sugar levels of 5% brix or higher that are not from established sparkling dessert wine categories like Italian Moscato d' Asti or Canadian Sparkling Ice Wines. American examples are usually made with a variety of muscat grapes, labeled as 'Moscato", and may include other natural flavors like citrus or berries.