Beerenauslese (meaning selected berry harvest) is a sweet dessert wine made from extremely ripe grapes that are affected by "noble rot" or the botrytis fungus which give the resulting wine its characteristic rich sweet taste. The grapes are harvested by hand by individual berry and the wine is handcrafted in small batches.
Colour: yellow green.
Nose: fine nuances of mandarins and blossom honey, a hint of caramel, and aromas of ripe stone fruit.
Palate: yellow peach and honey melon. Powerful, lively acid structure, plenty of minerals, well balanced, good length, delicate yellow tropical fruit on the finish.
Food pairing: blue cheese or nutty or salted caramel desserts or to be savored on its own.