Full Review
Stella Rosa

Stella Rosa
NV L’Originale Platinum, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.00
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Stella Rosa
NV L’Originale Platinum, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5%
Golden straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of coconut and banana cream pies, ripe papaya, orange-mango gelato, and marzipan with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-long spiced pear and apple, whipped cream, and delicate herbs and spices finish. An intriguingly tropical and extroverted sweet sparkling wine.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: coconut and banana cream pies, ripe papaya, orange-mango gelato, and marzipan
Taste Flavor: spiced pear and apple, whipped cream, and delicate herbs and spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Panna Cotta, Soufflé, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguingly tropical and extroverted sweet sparkling wine.
The Producer

Riboli Family Wine Estates

The Producer
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
USA
1 323-223-1401
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.
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