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St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Sparkling Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

St. Clair Winery
2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Sparkling Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Straw green color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeycomb, orange blossom, peach slushie, and lilac with a satiny, vibrant, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish with accents of ginger ale and lemon cordial with no oak flavor. A tasty, bubbly quaffer with sweet fruit and floral aromas; a solid choice for Moscato drinkers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeycomb, orange blossom, peach slushie, and lilac
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of ginger ale and lemon cordial
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Mousse, Mixed Nuts
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, bubbly quaffer with sweet fruit and floral aromas; a solid choice for Moscato drinkers.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 505-546-9324

Their Portfolio

90 Aldi NV Orange Mimosa, American 8% (USA) $9.99.
87 Aldi NV Pineapple Mimosa, American 8% (USA) $9.99.
85 Blue Teal NV Rio Rojo, New Mexico 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 Blue Teal NV Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $10.00.
BR Blue Teal NV Red Moscato, New Mexico 11% (USA) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 DH Lescombes NV Ratafia, New Mexico 13% (USA) $28.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2018 Signature Series 631 Canyon Five, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2015 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00. - Bronze Medal
85 DH Lescombes 2019 Heritage Series Rosé, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR St. Clair Winery NV Special Reserve Imperial Kir, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 St. Clair Winery 2018 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
88 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19% (USA) $28.00.
90 St. Clair Winery NV Special Reserve Kiva, New Mexico 19% (USA) $28.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres Pink, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres White, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
89 St. Clair Winery 2018 Malvasia Bianca, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 St. Clair Winery 2017 Nativo, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2019 Mimbres Red, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
88 St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.

Sparkling Sweet Wine

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling Dessert Wines are effervescent sweet fruity wines with residual sugar levels of 5% brix or higher that are not from established sparkling dessert wine categories like Italian Moscato d' Asti or Canadian Sparkling Ice Wines. American examples are usually made with a variety of muscat grapes, labeled as 'Moscato", and may include other natural flavors like citrus or berries.