Full Review

Quady

Quady
2021 Sweet, Red Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 17.8%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Quady
2021 Sweet, Red Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 17.8%
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of oxidized red apple slices, cherry jell-o powder, and strawberry hard candy with a round, soft, fruity sweet medium body and a medium-length finish that shows suggestions of cherry jell-o powder and red kool-aid mix. Fruit bombs away, this would be a good wine to use in cocktails in place of simple syrup.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: oxidized red apple slices, cherry jell-o powder, and strawberry hard candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of cherry jell-o powder and red kool-aid mix
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fruit bombs away, this would be a good wine to use in cocktails in place of simple syrup.

The Producer

Quady Winery

The Producer
13181 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 559-673-8068

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.