Full Review

Whispering Hills

Whispering Hills
NV Moscato, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 8.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$4.99
Best Buy

Whispering Hills
NV Moscato, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 8.5%
Bright bright gold color. Aromas of white flowers, lemon curd - subtle grapeyness, apricot pits - toasted yeast, and crushed gravel with a medium body and a breezy finish with fruit tannins. A harmonious and complex wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth & savory
Aroma Aroma: white flowers, lemon curd - subtle grapeyness, apricot pits - toasted yeast, and crushed gravel
Taste Flavor: breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pound Cake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A harmonious and complex wine.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.