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Quady

Quady
2015 "Electra", Moscato, California

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Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5% RS: 18%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Quady
2015 "Electra", Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5% RS: 18%
Bright golden amber color. Confected, fruity floral funky aromas and flavors of white flowers, dried lavender, crystalized lime zest, and green apple skin with a slightly chewy, tangy, sweet medium-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A lightly and lively, sweet spritzy dessert wine that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: white flowers, dried lavender, crystalized lime zest, and green apple skin
Taste Flavor: Confected, fruity floral funky
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: , Apple Pie, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lightly and lively, sweet spritzy dessert wine that is sure to please.

The Producer

Quady Winery

The Producer
13181 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 559-673-8068

Dessert Wine

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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.