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Moncigale

Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Rosé and Cherry Fruit Wine, France

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
Best Buy
2017 Best Fruit Wine

Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Rosé and Cherry Fruit Wine, France

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 7%
Brilliant dark pink coral color. Complex, fruity aromas of fragrant berries, summer potpourri with eucalyptus and bergamot, sweet pea, and juicy melon with a silky, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a stimulating, medium-length cassis, blueberry pie, berry jam, and rooibos tea finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak flavor. The intense bouquet on the nose of this wine makes this a bottle to show and tell with friends.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fragrant berries, summer potpourri with eucalyptus and bergamot, sweet pea, and juicy melon
Taste Flavor: cassis, blueberry pie, berry jam, and rooibos tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peach Soufflé, Aged Gouda, Pound Cake
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The intense bouquet on the nose of this wine makes this a bottle to show and tell with friends.

The Importer

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

The Importer
11505 Fairchild Gardens Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
USA
1 561-624-5662

Fruit Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines, produced in many countries, are fermented alcoholic beverages made from fruit or even herbs and flowers. There are dozens of types of fruit wines, ranging from apple, strawberry and peach to elderberry, rhubarb and dandelion.

May of these are quite sweet, although some, such as pineapple, are rather dry. As many of these fruits are very high in acidity and would produce a wine that would be too acidic for most tastes, water is often added during the production process to create a less tart sensation. Alcoholic contents range from 10% to 16% or so.

Fruit wines are made for immediate pleasure, generally enjoyed on their own at a picnic or backyard barbecue.