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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
2015 Flore de Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert Vegetables

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 17.6%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
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Salt of the Earth
2015 Flore de Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert Vegetables

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 17.6%
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity, floral aromas of spiced peaches, suede, toasted nuts, and hint of potpourri with a silky, tangy, petillant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an intricate, long honeyed tangerines and apricots, lemon curd, and nutskins finish with no oak flavor. A lively and delicious dessert wine with great table-friendly acidity and length.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spiced peaches, suede, toasted nuts, and hint of potpourri
Taste Flavor: honeyed tangerines and apricots, lemon curd, and nutskins
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Peach Zabaglione, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and delicious dessert with great table-friendly acidity and length.

The Producer

Salt of the Earth

The Producer
PO Box 209
Madera, CA 93639
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.