Beerenauslese ("berry select") is a rich, honeyed dessert wine made from grapes that have been shriveled by botrytis, the "Noble Rot." These extremely concentrated grapes are painstakingly separated from the unaffected fruit and vinified to make one of Germany's most prized vinous treasures.
This Beerenauslese, exclusively from estate-owned vineyards, has a juicy mouthful of ripe fruits with a finish that is long and satisfying, but never heavy. It is perfect as an aperitif, with foie gras, or with light desserts featuring fresh fruits.
"Very pure and delicate, this dessert white balances its sweetness with a lively structure, framing the nectarine and apple flavors that persist through the long finish. Drink now through 2030."
"Due to the large amounts of healthy botrytis in 2005, Loosen created this BA, sourced mostly from Urziger Würzgarten. It's noticeably lighter than the BA labeled as Würzgarten, but shows the same elegance and purity of botrytis, as well as similarly cool, green flavors of guava and Asian pear. Where the Würzgarten BA is intense and demanding, this is forward, succulent and charming."
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"An affordable BA, presumably from a variety of vineyard sites, this is relatively light in body, but it’s still a sweet little wine. Fresh apple and citrus aromas and flavors fold in touches of cinnamon, finishing clean and fresh. The bright acidity suggests this may work best as a foil for foie gras or cheeses rather than as a true dessert wine."