Full Review

Quady

Quady
2021 Sweet, White Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5% RS: 16.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Quady
2021 Sweet, White Moscato, California

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5% RS: 16.5%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach and nectarine, candied lemon, welsh’s white grape juice, and orange oil with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting notes of peach and lemon custard, spent grain, pineapple gummy bears, and dried floral notes. A crushable summer wine with a nice citrus acidity to balance the sweetness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: peach and nectarine, candied lemon, welsh's white grape juice, and orange oil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach and lemon custard, spent grain, pineapple gummy bears, and dried floral notes
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crushable summer wine with a nice citrus acidity to balance the sweetness.

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.