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Moncigale

Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Grapefruit and Rosé Sweet Fruit Wine, France

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 7% RS: 9.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Moncigale
NV Fruits & Wine Grapefruit and Rosé Sweet Fruit Wine, France

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Fruit Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 7% RS: 9.5%
Bright salmon orange color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry-kiwi nectar, lime blossom, green apple soap, and italian orange scone with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A beautifully hued and balanced fruit wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: strawberry-kiwi nectar, lime blossom, green apple soap, and italian orange scone
Taste Flavor: strawberry-kiwi nectar, lime blossom, green apple soap, and italian orange scone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Flan, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A beautifully hued and balanced fruit wine.

The Importer

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

The Importer
11505 Fairchild Gardens Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
USA
1 561-624-5662

Sweet Fruit Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Fruit wines have been produced in America for hundreds of years. While these are not products that receive much in the way of critical acclaim, they do represent a sense of pride from dozens, perhaps hundreds of vintners in the country.

Name a fruit and chances are it is made into a wine, be it apple, peach, blueberry or even pomegranate. Most of these are medium-sweet or even sweeter; generally these are not products that have acidity levels similar to most table wines.

These sweet fruit wines offer flavors that are derived from the fruit they are made from; pair these with mild cheeses, fresh fruit or sweet desserts.

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.