Full Review

La Perlina

La Perlina
NV Moscato, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8% RS: 11.5%
Sustainable Farming
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11
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La Perlina
NV Moscato, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8% RS: 11.5%
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of green nectarines, pressed linen, butter cream, and baked oak with an lively, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a delightful, fast finish with papery, cottony tannins and no oak flavor. A refreshing and youthful dessert wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: green nectarines, pressed linen, butter cream, and baked oak
Taste Flavor: green nectarines, pressed linen, butter cream, and baked oak
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Peach Zabaglione, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing and youthful dessert wine.

The Importer

August Wine Group

The Importer
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Seattle, WA 98116
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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.