Full Review
Wild Sun Winery

Wild Sun Winery
2014 Eclipse Dessert Wine, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40.00

Wild Sun Winery
2014 Eclipse Dessert Wine, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19%
Black garnet color. Grainy, sweet aromas of grape leaf, raisin bran cereal, and strawberry breakfast bar with a round, tangy, sweet medium-full body and an appealing, medium-long Nutella with strawberries on crepes, sprouts, and honey brittle finish with chewy, earthy, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. An intriguing dessert wine with an oscillating sense of sweet and savory; perfect after a rustic meal.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grape leaf, raisin bran cereal, and strawberry breakfast bar
Taste Flavor: Nutella with strawberries on crepes, sprouts, and honey brittle
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Plum Tartlet, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing dessert wine with an oscillating sense of sweet and savory; perfect after a rustic meal.
The Producer

Wild Sun Winery

The Producer
4830 Pioneer Road
Hillsboro, MO 63050
USA
1 314-413-9100
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.