These are the dessert wines of German Riesling. Beerenauslese is produced from overly ripe grapes which are usually affected by Botrytis. They are big, sweet, intense and expensive. That said, you might never experience a more decedent, yet balanced dessert wine. As for Trockenbeerenauslese—well, this is German Riesling made from raisins.
Trockenbeerenauslese is the highest in sugar content in the Prädikatswein category of the Austrian and German wine classifications. Trockenbeerenauslese wines, often called "TBA" for short, are made from individually selected grapes affected by noble rot, i.e. "botrytized" grapes.
Most ice wines are lighter than you’d expect, with a pure, very often “honeyed” freshness, a range of florals and stone or berry fruit notes, and surprising acidity. ABVs don’t tend to top 12% or so, and can go as low as 7 %, meaning this is an easy after-dinner sipper.
Standard Recioto della Valpolicella can be made from anywhere within the wider Valpolicella zone, but those from the viticulturally superior Classico and Valpantena sub-zones may be labeled as such. The recioto production process creates a vinous by-product of sorts: dried grape skins.
While uber-sweet, fortified wine may not be the first thought that comes to mind when envisioning the landscape of Australian wine, Rutherglen Muscat holds much historical significance, with many of the region’s producers in their fourth or fifth generation of winemaking.