Full Review

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
2015 Flore de Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 17.6%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
Best Buy
'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Dessert Wine $15 and Under' Exceptional Value

Salt of the Earth
2015 Flore de Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 17.6%
Bright golden yellow color. Fresh, floral aromas and flavors of spiced apricot sorbet, suede and wax, white nougat, and orange blossom with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a complex, long finish revealing elements of lychee, candied violet, and spiced apple and pear with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A rich and mouthwatering dessert wine with great depth and acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spiced apricot sorbet, suede and wax, white nougat, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of lychee, candied violet, and spiced apple and pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pannetone, Strawberry Shortcake, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and mouthwatering dessert wine with great depth and acidity.

The Producer

Salt of the Earth

The Producer
PO Box 209
Madera, CA 93639
USA
1 559-673-8068

Dessert Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
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.