Full Review

Ménage À Trois

Ménage À Trois
NV Dolce Sweet Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13

Ménage À Trois
NV Dolce Sweet Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Bright violet color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch, cola, and raspberry gummies with a syrupy, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A fruit punch-like wine for summer fun; serve with a good chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fruit punch, cola, and raspberry gummies
Taste Flavor: fruit punch, cola, and raspberry gummies
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit punch-like wine for summer fun; serve with a good chill.

The Producer or Importer

Trinchero Family Estates

The Producer or  Importer
100 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 800-967-4663

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Sweet 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.