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Coda Rossa

Coda Rossa
2016 Sweet Harmony Dessert Wine, Concord, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 9.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Coda Rossa
2016 Sweet Harmony Dessert Wine, Concord, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 9.8%
Garnet color. Aromas of grape jam and raspberry gummies with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length graphite finish with fruit tannins. A balanced and bright Concord wine that delivers perfect simplicity with lip smacking acidity and tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Non-Oaky, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: grape jam and raspberry gummies
Taste Flavor: graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced and bright Concord wine that delivers perfect simplicity with lip smacking acidity and tannins.

The Producer

Coda Rossa Winery

The Producer
1526 Dutch Mill Rd
Franklinville, NJ 08322
USA
1 856-697-9463

Dessert Wine

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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.