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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
2016 Rubino Red Moscato, Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 18%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99
'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Dessert Wine $15 and Under'

Salt of the Earth
2016 Rubino Red Moscato, Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5% RS: 18%
Violet color. Fruity aromas of potted purple flowers, grape jelly, raisin fruit leather, and baked peach with a round, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, quick cream soda finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A gulpable sweet wine for the table or yard.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: potted purple flowers, grape jelly, raisin fruit leather, and baked peach
Taste Flavor: cream soda
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Fried Ice Cream, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A gulpable sweet wine for the table or yard.

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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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.