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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
2016 Flor de Moscato, California

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Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 17.6%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
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Salt of the Earth
2016 Flor de Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 17.6%
Light gold color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeyed dried apricot, sultana, and suede with a silky, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, distinctive, long finish conveying notes of mandarin oranges and peach marmalade on cake with fine, fruit tannins. A delightful dessert wine with lovely layers of flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: honeyed dried apricot, sultana, and suede
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mandarin oranges and peach marmalade on cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Panna Cotta, Pound Cake, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightful dessert wine with lovely layers of flavor.

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.