Apart from the classics, we find many regional gems of different styles ...
Apart from the classics, we find many regional gems of different styles.
Late harvest wines are probably the easiest to understand. Grapes are picked so late that the sugars build up and residual sugar remains after the fermentation process. Ice wine, a style founded in Germany and there referred to as eiswein, is an extreme late harvest wine, produced from grapes frozen on the vine, and pressed while still frozen, resulting in a higher concentration of sugar. It is becoming a specialty of Canada as well, where it takes on the English name of ice wine.
Vin Santo, literally “holy wine,” is a Tuscan sweet wine made from drying the local white grapes Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia in the winery and not pressing until somewhere between November and March.
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1997Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Dolce (375ml half-bottle) 1997Other Dessert from Napa Valley, California
Dal Forno Romano Recioto della Valpolicella (375ML half-bottle) 1997Other Dessert from Veneto, Italy
M. Chapoutier Ermitage Vin de Paille Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 1997Other Dessert from Hermitage, Rhone, France