Full Review

Quady

Quady
2016 Elysium, Muscat, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 19.4%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99

Quady
2016 Elysium, Muscat, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 19.4%
Light ruby color. Aromas of fruit punch, elderflower, flamed orange peel, baking chocolate, and honey with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet light body and a sleek, brisk blood orange and caramel finish. A sangria-like, juicy-sweet wine that will be great on ice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fruit punch, elderflower, flamed orange peel, baking chocolate, and honey
Taste Flavor: blood orange and caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sangria-like, juicy-sweet wine that will be great on ice.

The Producer

Quady Winery

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

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.