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Lenz Moser

Lenz Moser
2015 Prestige Beerenauslese, Burgenland

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 10% RS: 11.95%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.99

Lenz Moser
2015 Prestige Beerenauslese, Burgenland

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 10% RS: 11.95%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey golden raisins, candied apricots, and orange blossoms with a fruity sweet medium body and a medium-long finish with notes of spiced apple and pear, peach cobbler, and vanilla buttercream on panettone. A vibrant flavor-packed dessert wine that is sure to be a hit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honey golden raisins, candied apricots, and orange blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced apple and pear, peach cobbler, and vanilla buttercream on panettone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant flavor-packed dessert wine that is sure to be a hit.

The Producer

Lenz Moser AG

The Producer
Lenz Moser Strasse 1
Rohrendorf, 3495
Austria
43 -273285541

Their Portfolio

86 Lenz Moser 2015 Blaufrankisch, Burgenland 12.5% (Austria) $11.99.
93 Lenz Moser 2015 Prestige Beerenauslese, Burgenland 10% (Austria) $21.99.
92 Lenz Moser 2015 Prestige Trockenbeerenauslese, Burgenland 9% (Austria) $26.99.
86 Lenz Moser 2016 Selection, Grüner Veltliner, Austria 12% (Austria) $12.49.
90 Lenz Moser 2016 Souveräner Malteser Ritterorden, Grüner Veltliner, Weinviertel 12.5% (Austria) $16.99.
87 Lenz Moser 2016 Fête Rosé, Niederösterreich 11% (Austria) $9.99.
89 Lenz Moser 2013 Prestige Reserve, Blauer Zweigelt, Burgenland 13% (Austria) $19.99.
92 Lenz Moser 2014 Klosterkeller Siegendorf, Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgenland 14% (Austria) $24.99.
89 Lenz Moser 2016 Selection Rosé, Niederösterreich 12% (Austria) $13.99.
91 Lenz Moser 2015 Souveräner Malteser Ritterorden, Blauer Zweigelt, Niederösterreich 13% (Austria) $20.99.
89 Lenz Moser 2016 Prestige, Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich 12.5% (Austria) $15.49.
85 Lenz Moser 2016 Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich 12% (Austria) $10.49.
88 Lenz Moser 2016 Selection, Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich 12.5% (Austria) $10.49.
86 Lenz Moser 2015 Prestige Reserve, Blauer Zweigelt, Niederösterreich 13% (Austria) $19.99.
88 Lenz Moser 2015 Klosterkeller Siegendorf Rot Red Blend, Niederösterreich 13.5% (Austria) $18.99.
89 Lenz Moser 2017 Selection, Gruner Veltliner, Niederösterreich 12% (Austria) $.00.
88 Lenz Moser 2017 Prestige, Gruner Veltliner, Niederösterreich 12.5% (Austria) $.00.
85 Lenz Moser 2017 Fête Rosé, Niederösterreich 11.5% (Austria) $.00.
92 Lenz Moser 2015 Klosterkeller Siegendorf, Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgenland 13.5% (Austria) $.00.
88 Lenz Moser 2017 Gruner Veltliner, Niederösterreich 12.0% (Austria) $.00.

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.