Full Review

Stella Mia

Stella Mia
NV Rosso E Dolce, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9

Stella Mia
NV Rosso E Dolce, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Sweet Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5%
Light garnet color. Aromas of dried strawberry, red cherry, raisin, dried fig, walnut liqueur, and wood varnish with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy plum, dried plum, golden raisins, sun tea, and dried cherries finish with fine, medium tannins and no oak flavor. A rich and nutty off-dry sparkler to pair with chocolate desserts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried strawberry, red cherry, raisin, dried fig, walnut liqueur, and wood varnish
Taste Flavor: plum, dried plum, golden raisins, sun tea, and dried cherries
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and nutty off-dry sparkler to pair with chocolate desserts.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.