Full Review

Carletto

Carletto
NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Wine, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5% RS: 11%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10.99

Carletto
NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Wine, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5% RS: 11%
Light ruby color. Aromas of raspberry, pomegranate juice, leather, dried leaves, and cranberry sauce with a soft, bright, spritzy, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, brisk cherry syrup and orange marmalade finish. A simple, sweet bubbly quaffer for everyday indulgences.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: raspberry, pomegranate juice, leather, dried leaves, and cranberry sauce
Taste Flavor: cherry syrup and orange marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple, sweet bubbly quaffer for everyday indulgences.

The Producer or Importer

Arel Group Wine & Spirits, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
285 Elm Street
Suite 102
Cumming, GA 30040
USA
1 404-869-4387

Their Portfolio

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Sweet 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.