Full Review

Sophistocrats

Sophistocrats
2014 "Bruno", Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7% RS: 8%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9.99

Sophistocrats
2014 "Bruno", Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7% RS: 8%
Deep purple color. Interesting aromas and flavors of chocolate covered bacon and berry yogurt with a supple, crisp, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a brisk finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered bacon and berry yogurt
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered bacon and berry yogurt
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

King Ferry Winery

The Producer
658 Lake Rd
King Ferry, NY 13081
USA
1 315-364-5100

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.