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Vinos de los Muertos

Vinos de los Muertos
NV Blanco Dulce Sweet White Wine

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.7% RS: 7.9%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11

Vinos de los Muertos
NV Blanco Dulce Sweet White Wine

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.7% RS: 7.9%
Light color. Aromas and flavors of peach, apricot, and nougat with a soft, sweet medium body and a brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice dessert wine chock-full of fruit and nut flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach, apricot, and nougat
Taste Flavor: peach, apricot, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dessert wine chock-full of fruit and nut flavors.

The Producer

St. Clair Winery

The Producer
PO Box 1180
Deming, NM 88031
USA
1 505-546-9324

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.