Full Review

Penns Woods

Penns Woods
2017 Moscato, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7% RS: 6.5%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24

Penns Woods
2017 Moscato, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7% RS: 6.5%
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lime blossom, omelet, tinned peach, and fondant with a soft, petillant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, short lime spritz finish with no oak flavor. A sweet summer crusher.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: lime blossom, omelet, tinned peach, and fondant
Taste Flavor: lime spritz
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails and with food
Recipes Pairing: Almond Cookies, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet summer crusher.

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.