Full Review

RICCO

RICCO
NV Dolce, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

RICCO
NV Dolce, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6.5%
Violet color. Sweet aromas and flavors of raspberry pastilles, honey on berries, and pomegranate juice with a slightly chewy, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, agreeable finish manifesting elements of seedless grapes. A juicy, fruity, bubbly red that’s great for spicy fried chicken or daytime celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: raspberry pastilles, honey on berries, and pomegranate juice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of seedless grapes
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity, bubbly red that's great for spicy fried chicken or daytime celebrations.

The Producer or Importer

Arel Group Wine & Spirits, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
285 Elm Street
Suite 102
Cumming, GA 30040
USA
1 404-869-4387

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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.