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Vinos de los Muertos

Vinos de los Muertos
NV Rojo Dulce Sweet Red Wine

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 8.4%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Vinos de los Muertos
NV Rojo Dulce Sweet Red Wine

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 8.4%
Medium color. Aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry with an sweet medium body and an interesting, breezy finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A cleanly made sweet red to serve with chocolate or on its own.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cherry, strawberry, and raspberry
Taste Flavor: cherry, strawberry, and raspberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cleanly made sweet red to serve with chocolate or on its own.

The Producer

St. Clair Winery

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

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.