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Sweet/Dessert Wine

A strong favourite of the MoM camp (when we're feeling flush) - good dessert wine has very little else to compare to. The character lent to most of the world's best dessert wines is as a result of a truly gruesome process - that of Botrytisation (the action of the mould Botritis Cineria) on the grapes. This cheeky little mould descends on the grapes, forms on their skins, and then over the course of a few weeks, gradually extracts a good proportion of the moisture from the grapes. This means that when the wine is pressed, the juice has a very high concentration of sugar, which effectively halts the fermentation before it's complete (Yeast is remarkably picky, and doesn't like things that are overly sweet, acidic, or alcoholic). The resulting flavour is something that we truly believe you've not lived until you've tried.

Wine/sweet And Dessert Wine

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This 2010 Late Harvest Torrontes from Susana Balbo is a superb Argentinian dessert wine, bursting with citrus notes - think grapefruit and orange segments. It then moves on to vanilla, honey and a...  More info
A 2006 vintage Sauternes from Château Laville, made mostly with Semillon grapes, with a helping of Sauvignon Blanc and just a touch of Muscadelle. These grapes will have had botrytis, leading towards...  More info
From Italian wine maker Capezzana comes the 2006 vintage Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva, made predominantly with Trebbiano Toscano grapes, as well as a small helping of San Colombano. This expression...  More info
Wonderfully lively, intense dessert wine. The grapes used in Mount Horrocks wines comes from Clare Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. The Cordon Cut 2009 has big, but refined citrus...  More info
Tokaji Aszú might well be our favourite dessert wine. It is made sweet by allowing the grapes to become affected with botrytis (noble rot) which brings out all the natural sugar content. These grapes...  More info
With oodles of sweetness and ripe fruit notes at its centre, the Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2005 makes for an excellent Hungarian dessert wine. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy in very small sips...  More info
Peller Estate's Vidal Blanc Ice Wine is made with grapes from the Niagara Peninsula in Canada which are harvested in the middle of the night while the grapes are frozen. Serve slightly chilled for a...  More info
Layers of ripe red fruit in this rich dessert wine are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise leading to an amazingly long finish. Delicious paired with chocolate cake, brownies or...  More info
Known for their supreme sweetness, Sauternes wines makes fantastic after dinner treats, much more so than a little chocolate mint. This 2010 vintage Sauternes comes from the famnily-run winery...  More info
A delightfully sweet dessert wine from Oremus Tokaji, using grapes from the Tokaj wine region in Hungary. They press bunches of grapes selected at the end of the season, with a portion of aszú grapes...  More info
An award-winning dessert wine from the New Zealand winemakers, Seifried. Made with 100% Reisling grapes, the Sweet Agnes certainly lives up to its name, not in that it wants you to call it Agnes but...  More info
A white wine from Donnafugata, the Ben Ryé 2011 vintage is made using Moscato d'Alessandria grapes. Excellent when served alongside a dessert, whether you like a sweet chocolatey pudding or a...  More info
Chateau Doisy-Védrines is a cru classé Sauternes, however the Petit-Vedrines is an excellent value second wine from these acclaimed producers.  More info
The vineyard where Peller Estate harvest the grapes for their Ice Wine is on the Niagara Peninsula in Canada, which is on the same latitude as warmer places. This means that the summers are warm...  More info
Exquisite red dessert wine made from Zweigelt grapes. The grapes used in Opitz One are dried on straw mats. The results are earthy, rounded, robust notes of berry fruits and a hint of balancing...  More info
A 2003 vintage Weisser Schilmandl from Willi Opitz. Muskat Ottonel is a white grape of the muscat family, and it is widely used in Austrian dessert wines.  More info
Rive Haute 2005 Pacherenc
(37cl, 13.50%)
A late-harvest sweet white wine from French producer Rive Haute.  More info
A very elegant, perfumed Eiswein from Willi Opitz. This is made with Muskat Ottonel grapes and it offers notes of tangy citrus, apple blossom and honey.  More info
A fruity, robust little dessert wine from New Zealand, this is late a harvest wine, made from the Semillon grapes.  More info
Abounding with juicy red fruit and thick honey, this is a stunning Pinot Noir grape TBA from top Austrian producers Willi Opitz. We love it.  More info
Trockenbeeren-who's-lazy? Only the crème-de-la-crème of austrian sweet wines made in the best years attain the designation of T.B.A. or 'Trockenbeerenauslese'. We're absolutely huge fans of dessert...  More info
A sumptuous Trockenbeerenauslese from Willi Opitz. This wonderful dessert wine is made from Pinot Gris grapes, the result is luscious with notes of apricot and honey.  More info
A very popular wine from Willi Opitz, Goldackerl Beerenauslese is a blend of the Welschriesling and Scheurebe grapes. The wine itself has beautiful balance and notes of peaches, orange zest and...  More info
A rich Pinot Noir Beerenauslese from Willi Opitz. This stunning dessert wine offers a mouthful of honeyed, musty peaches and dried apricot.  More info
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