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New Age

New Age
NV Sweet Wine, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 9% RS: 5.62%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

New Age
NV Sweet Wine, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 9% RS: 5.62%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, apricots in syrup, and clover honey with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, fast finish with no oak flavor. A light and simple Moscato-like quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, apricots in syrup, and clover honey
Taste Flavor: honeysuckle, apricots in syrup, and clover honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and simple Moscato-like quaffer.

The Producer or Importer

Quintessential Wines

The Producer or  Importer
18 Weyburn Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
USA
1 914-882-4285

Their Portfolio

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85 Bosio NV Dark Red, Piedmont 5% (Italy) $14.99.
BR Bosio NV Rosso, Piedmont 4.5% (Italy) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR New Age NV Sweet White Wine, San Rafael 9% (Argentina) $12.99. - Bronze Medal
85 New Age NV Rosé, San Rafael 9% (Argentina) $12.99.
BR New Age NV Red, San Rafael 6% (Argentina) $12.99. - Bronze Medal
BR New Age NV Sweet Wine, Mendoza 9% (Argentina) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR New Age NV Sweet Wine, Mendoza 6% (Argentina) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
85 New Age NV Sweet Wine, Mendoza 9% (Argentina) $12.00.
88 Obsession 2018 Symphony, California 12% (USA) $11.99.
85 Tropical NV Mango Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
86 Tropical NV Passion Fruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
88 Tropical NV Peach Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
BR Tropical NV Strawberry Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Tropical NV Grapefruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Tropical NV Blueberry Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00.
85 Tropical NV Cranberry Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00.
90 Tropical NV Peach Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00.
88 Tropical NV Grapefruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00.
BR Tropical NV Strawberry Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Tropical NV Dark Red Semi-Sweet Berry Wine, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Tropical NV Black Semi Sweet Berry Wine, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Tropical NV Lux Passion Fruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $21.00.
87 Tropical NV Lux Mango Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $21.00.
85 Vino dei Fratelli 2019 Moscato D’Asti, Piedmont 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.

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.