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Sweet Wine

If you're an afficianado of dessert wines, and you have not tasted Austrian sweet wines, they are screaming out to be tried. Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Ausbruch, Schilfwein, Eiswein - we have them all. Even some sweet red wines!

TBAs and Ausbruch are incredibly long-lived wines; 30-40 years is not unusual, and one of our suppliers, reckons some will go 100 years. These truly are some of the finest dessert wines made in the entire world

We include in our range wines from some well-known makers, but also a handful of producers who are barely knowm outside Austria yet who deserve better recognition.

We also include some incredible sweet wines from Germany, Switzerland, and more

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UK Celebrates National Chocolate Week

Treat yourself this (or any) week to a Swiss dessert wine.

Sweetness in Austrian Wine

What's what in sweet wine?

Grapes
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Savagnin / Heida / Traminer / Paien

For me, one of the great white wine varieties.

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Amigne

Nearly all the world’s Amigne is grown around the village of Vétroz in Valais, Switzerland. 

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Pinot Gris

Almost as versatile as Riesling, Pinot Gris gives an opportunity to widen your wine knowledge.

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Pinot Blanc

The best are concentrated, complex and age well in bottle, some well in excess of a decade.

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Welschriesling

Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese from Welschriesling are wonderful as they retain much of the inherent acidity from the grape.

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Furmint

Austria's Heidi Schröck now produces some of the best Furmint wines in the world.

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Zierfandler

Austrian Zierfandler wines are golden yellow, and have a fruity bouquet and good acidity. 

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Eyholzer Roter (Hibou)

Eyholzer Roter wine is a medium red, with a nose of mountain violets and raspberries. 

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Riesling

The queen of whites. We are a Riesling lover's dream.

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Zweigelt

Zweigelt is the most planted red grape in Austria.

Winemakers
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Domaine des Muses

"I love all my wines with equal passion, which I think is one of the reasons I have won awards."

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Chanton Weine

Creative, courageous and extraordinarily talented, Chantons have grown grapes since 1944.

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Marie-Thérèse Chappaz

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz’s Petite Arvines are outstanding due to minerality and their capacity for ageing.

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Heidi Schröck

An inspiring winemaker where every wine is magnificent.

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Josef Lentsch

Sweet wine master.

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Weingut Philipps-Eckstein

In love with Riesling.

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Kollmann-Becker

The makers of our much loved Dornfelder.

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Weingut Schmitges

Serious Riesling - ignore at your peril.

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