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St. August

St. August
2018 Sweet Wine, Riesling

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 8% RS: 9%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$5.99
Best Buy

St. August
2018 Sweet Wine, Riesling

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 8% RS: 9%
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd, pineapple upside down cake, and white flowers with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length honeycomb and mandarins in syrup finish with no oak flavor. A tropical sweet Riesling that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon curd, pineapple upside down cake, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: honeycomb and mandarins in syrup
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 tropical sweet Riesling that goes down easy.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1221 Brickell Ave
Suite 770
Miami, FL 33181
USA
1 786-388-0660

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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.