Full Review

Corte Bella

Corte Bella
Rosso

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$6.99
Best Buy

Corte Bella
Rosso

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: <1%
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry sorbet, pomegranate juice, rosehip preserves, and ume with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying nuances of strawberry shortcake, raspberry gelee, and wet stone with no oak flavor. A delicious, fun and fizzy red that is sure to be a hit; drink up.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: strawberry sorbet, pomegranate juice, rosehip preserves, and ume
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of strawberry shortcake, raspberry gelee, and wet stone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, fun and fizzy red that is sure to be a hit; drink up.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
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USA
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Sweet Wine

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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.