Full Review

Penns Woods

Penns Woods
2016 Bancroft, Moscato, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7% RS: 7.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24

Penns Woods
2016 Bancroft, Moscato, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7% RS: 7.5%
Pale white gold color. Interesting, yeasty aromas and flavors of warm tapioca, pear and grape seeds, schmaltz, and hint of paper mache with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy finish manifesting notes of tangerine and apple sorbets, lemon, and chalk with no oak flavor. A sweet, slightly rustic sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: warm tapioca, pear and grape seeds, schmaltz, and hint of paper mache
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tangerine and apple sorbets, lemon, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Comte, Morbier, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, slightly rustic sipper.

The Producer

Penns Woods Winery

The Producer
124 Beaver Valley Rd
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
USA
1 610-459-0808

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.