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Moncigale

Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Strawberry and Rosé Sweet Fruit Wine, France

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 7% RS: 6.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9.99

Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Strawberry and Rosé Sweet Fruit Wine, France

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 7% RS: 6.5%
Bright pale sunburst amber color. Candied, fruity, sweet aromas of overripe strawberries, peach jam, sour orange candy, and melon with a supple, shy, sweet medium body and a easy wildberry tea, hibiscus, and peach tea finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak flavor. Juicy fruit flavors make this an accessible and quaffable fruit wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: overripe strawberries, peach jam, sour orange candy, and melon
Taste Flavor: wildberry tea, hibiscus, and peach tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Fried Ice Cream, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Juicy fruit flavors make this an accessible and quaffable fruit wine.

The Importer

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

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

Sweet Fruit Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines have been produced in America for hundreds of years. While these are not products that receive much in the way of critical acclaim, they do represent a sense of pride from dozens, perhaps hundreds of vintners in the country.

Name a fruit and chances are it is made into a wine, be it apple, peach, blueberry or even pomegranate. Most of these are medium-sweet or even sweeter; generally these are not products that have acidity levels similar to most table wines.

These sweet fruit wines offer flavors that are derived from the fruit they are made from; pair these with mild cheeses, fresh fruit or sweet desserts.

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.