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Jam Jar
2018 Sweet White , White Moscato, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 10% RS: 5.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Jam Jar
2018 Sweet White , White Moscato, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 10% RS: 5.2%
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, clementine, ripe apricot, beeswax, and orange blossom with a satiny, petillant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish with accents of key lime pie. A bright, fresh Moscato for anytime indulging.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, clementine, ripe apricot, beeswax, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of key lime pie
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, fresh Moscato for anytime indulging.

The Importer

Cape Classics

The Importer
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New York, NY 10018
USA
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Sweet 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.