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Contempo

Contempo
NV Moscato Vino Frizzante, Moscato, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10

Contempo
NV Moscato Vino Frizzante, Moscato, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of peaches in syrup, honeycomb, magnolia, and wax candle with a glycerous, bright, spritzy, sweet light body and an effortless, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A funky Moscato for sweet indulgences.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Funky
Aroma Aroma: peaches in syrup, honeycomb, magnolia, and wax candle
Taste Flavor: peaches in syrup, honeycomb, magnolia, and wax candle
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky Moscato for sweet indulgences.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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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.