2018 Elio Perrone, 'Bigaro' Moscato, Piedmont - $19.99
After you've stuffed your face with the usual classic "Hits on a Stick" at the Minnesota State Fair (starting TODAY!) you will be in need of a smooth, refreshing alternative.
Farmer's Union Coffee Shop, on Dan Patch Ave, kitty-corner from the State Fair Visitor's Center ("kitty-corner"....because we're in Minnesota, not Wisconsin, dang-nabbit!) has a super yummy Blueberry Key Lime Pie, in a graham cracker crust, topped with fresh whipped cream and blueberries.
For me, an ideal pairing for this dessert would be our Elio Perrone Bigaro. It has a nice balance of sweetness and acidity as a lightly spritzy dessert wine. From cool hilly vineyards in Northern Italy, this is a blend of brachetto and muscat grapes that are gently pressed, to retain their fresh aromas. It will not overpower this dessert, at all, but enhance it's creamy berry qualities. And, at the usually low alcohol level, this wine can continued to be enjoyed long after you've finished your dessert.
Skol?.....sure, why not.