Dessert Wines & Sweet Wines

A dessert wine oder sweet wine is a wine with a high concentration of unfermented sugar, which comes from very sweet grapes. The optimal climate conditions for cultivating suitable grapevines can be found primarily in the wine growing regions around the Mediterranean Sea. So it is no coincidence that many of the most famous sweet wines come from Mediterranean countries:

Italian Dessert WineSpanish Dessert WineFrench Dessert WinePortuguese Dessert Wine | German Dessert Wine | Hungarian Dessert Wine

Whether you prefer it with rich a chocolate mousse, smooth strawberry ice cream or a warm apple tarte – we have the perfect dessert wine for you!

A dessert wine oder sweet wine is a wine  with a high concentration of unfermented sugar, which comes from very sweet grapes. The optimal climate conditions for... Find out more... »
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Dessert Wines & Sweet Wines

A dessert wine oder sweet wine is a wine with a high concentration of unfermented sugar, which comes from very sweet grapes. The optimal climate conditions for cultivating suitable grapevines can be found primarily in the wine growing regions around the Mediterranean Sea. So it is no coincidence that many of the most famous sweet wines come from Mediterranean countries:

Italian Dessert WineSpanish Dessert WineFrench Dessert WinePortuguese Dessert Wine | German Dessert Wine | Hungarian Dessert Wine

Whether you prefer it with rich a chocolate mousse, smooth strawberry ice cream or a warm apple tarte – we have the perfect dessert wine for you!

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Pedro Ximénez 0,50l - Emilio Hidalgo
Pedro Ximénez 0,50l - Emilio Hidalgo
Sherry | Spain | Andalusia | Emilio Hidalgo
70009-ES-PS-00006
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.65 / 1 liter(s))
€13.99 *
Ruby Select Reserve 0,375l  - Taylor's Port
Ruby Select Reserve 0,375l - Taylor's Port
Portwine | Douro | Taylor´s Port
70011-PT-PS-195
Content 0.375 liter(s) (€18.11 / 1 liter(s))
€6.79 *
Tawny 10 Years Old - Taylor's Port
Tawny 10 Years Old - Taylor's Port
Portwine | Portugal | Douro | Taylor´s Port
70011-PT-PS-198
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€34.65 / 1 liter(s))
€25.99 *
Rieslaner Auslese 0,5 l 2015 - Ellermann-Spiegel
Rieslaner Auslese 0,5 l 2015 - Ellermann-Spiegel
Dessert Wine | Germany | Palatinate | Ellermann-Spiegel
70569-DE-WW-RL-010-15
Content 0.5 liter(s) (€19.00 / 1 liter(s))
€9.50 *
Morenita Cream DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry y Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda - Emilio Hidalgo
Morenita Cream DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry y...
Sherry | Spain | Andalusia | Emilio Hidalgo
70009-ES-PS-00005
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.81 / 1 liter(s))
€8.85 *
Ferreira Ruby Port - Porto Ferreira
Ferreira Ruby Port - Porto Ferreira
Portwine | Portugal | Douro | Ferreira Porto
70126-PT-PS-175
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.87 / 1 liter(s))
€11.90 *
Fino Jerez Seco - Emilio Hidalgo
Fino Jerez Seco - Emilio Hidalgo
Sherry | Spain | Andalusia | Emilio Hidalgo
70009-ES-PS-00001
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.92 / 1 liter(s))
€6.69 *
Ferreira Tawny Port - Porto Ferreira
Ferreira Tawny Port - Porto Ferreira
Portwine | Portugal | Douro | Ferreira Porto
70126-PT-PS-176
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.87 / 1 liter(s))
€11.90 *
Izidro Fine Dry 3 years Madeira 0,1 l - Vinhos Justino Henriques
Izidro Fine Dry 3 years Madeira 0,1 l - Vinhos...
Madeira | Portugal | Madeira | Vinhos Justino Henriques
70009-PT-PS-00028
Content 0.1 liter(s) (€34.90 / 1 liter(s))
€3.49 *
Reserva Port Collector - Ramos Pinto
Reserva Port Collector - Ramos Pinto
Red Wine, Portwine | Portugal | Ramos Pinto
70012-PT-PS-005
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€21.99 / 1 liter(s))
€16.49 *
Amontillado Medium - Emilio Hidalgo
Amontillado Medium - Emilio Hidalgo
Sherry | Spain | Andalusia | Emilio Hidalgo
70009-ES-PS-00003
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.38 / 1 liter(s))
€7.78 *
Fine Dry - Vinhos Justino Henriques
Fine Dry - Vinhos Justino Henriques
Madeira | Portugal | Madeira | Vinhos Justino Henriques
70009-PT-PS-00029
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€19.85 / 1 liter(s))
€14.89 *
Croft Original Sherry Fine Pale Cream Sherry - Croft González Byass
Croft Original Sherry Fine Pale Cream Sherry -...
Sherry | Andalusia | Gonzales Byass
70011-ES-PS-464
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.66 / 1 liter(s))
€13.99 *
Late Harvest Chardonnay Natural Sweet 2014 - Norton
Late Harvest Chardonnay Natural Sweet 2014 -...
White Wine, Dessert Wine | Argentina | Mendoza | Bodega Norton
70009-AR-WW-CA-001-13
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.52 / 1 liter(s))
€7.89 *
Medium Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva 0,375l Flasche - Emilio Lustau
Medium Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva...
Sherry | Spain | Emilio Lustau
70012-ES-PS-011
Content 0.375 liter(s) (€22.11 / 1 liter(s))
€8.29 *
Boal 10 Years Old - Vinhos Justino Henriques
Boal 10 Years Old - Vinhos Justino Henriques
Madeira | Portugal | Madeira | Vinhos Justino Henriques
70009-PT-PS-00038
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€39.68 / 1 liter(s))
€29.76 *
Charito Manzanilla - Emilio Hidalgo
Charito Manzanilla - Emilio Hidalgo
Sherry | Spain | Andalusia | Emilio Hidalgo
70009-ES-PS-00002
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€9.98 / 1 liter(s))
€7.49 *
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2008 0,5l - Rocca delle Macíe
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2008 0,5l -...
Dessert Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Rocca delle Macìe
70015-IT-SW-BL-002-07
Content 0.5 liter(s) (€44.98 / 1 liter(s))
€22.49 *
Tawny Ramos Pinto 30 Jahre alt - Ramos Pinto
Tawny Ramos Pinto 30 Jahre alt - Ramos Pinto
Red Wine, Portwine | Portugal | Ramos Pinto
70012-PT-PS-008
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€97.33 / 1 liter(s))
€73.00 *
Solera 1847 Oloroso Cream - Gonzáles Byass
Solera 1847 Oloroso Cream - Gonzáles Byass
Sherry | Gonzales Byass
70011-ES-PS-190
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.99 / 1 liter(s))
€12.00 *
Floralis Moscatel Oro - Miguel Torres
Floralis Moscatel Oro - Miguel Torres
Muscat, Dessert Wine | Spain | Catalonia | Miguel Torres
70011-ES-DW-MO-467
Content 0.5 liter(s) (€22.00 / 1 liter(s))
€11.00 *
Aszù 3 Puttonyos 2007 0,5l - Tokaj Oremus
Aszù 3 Puttonyos 2007 0,5l - Tokaj Oremus
Dessert Wine | Hungary | Tokaj Hegyalja | Tokaj Oremus
70011-H-WW-BL-158-06
Content 0.5 liter(s) (€61.98 / 1 liter(s))
€30.99 *
Ruby Select Reserve - Taylor's Port
Ruby Select Reserve - Taylor's Port
Portwine | Portugal | Douro | Taylor´s Port
70011-PT-PS-194
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.99 / 1 liter(s))
€12.00 *
Ferreira White Port - Porto Ferreira
Ferreira White Port - Porto Ferreira
Portwine | Portugal | Douro | Ferreira Porto
70126-PT-PS-174
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.87 / 1 liter(s))
€11.90 *
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Dessert Wine – Precious and Exquisite

The history of sweet wine began far ago in the Antiquity. One of the most popular wines of the age was a cypriotic raisin wine called ‘passum’. In medieval times, sweet wine was also considered a rare luxury by the high nobility. The great discovery expeditions that began with the onset of the modern era also played a role in the propagation of such wines – as a staple of the non-perishable provisions for long sea voyages, Portwine, Sherry, Sauternes and Vin Santo conquered the world.

 

Sweet Wine - High Residual Sugar and Must Weight

According to EU Wine Law, wines with residual sugar of at least 45 g/l are classed as sweet, and for sweet sparkling wine the minimum is 50 g/l. Some kinds of sweet wine even have a sugar density considerably higher than these minimums. For example: Tokaji Eszencia – a Hungarian dessert wine - reaches a weight of over 450 g/l. The prerequisite for the production of sweet wines is the high must weight effected by the respective sugar concentration in the grapes. These wines are pressed, for example, from fully ripe grapes or grapes with ‘noble rot’, a benign grey fungus. Very high quality sweet wine specialities are straw wines or raisin wines such as the Italian Recioto or the German Beerenauslese wines, which are also ranked amongst the top international wines. With ‘Qualitätswein’ (especially high quality wine) and Prädikatswein (superior quality wine), adding sugar after fermentation is prohibited.

Sweet Wines – Naturally Sweet or Fortified

A portion of the sweet wines available on today's market is produced from naturally sweet grapes, i.e. without artificial manipulation of the fermentation process. Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese, Straw Wines and Ice Wines are some examples. Other versions such as Madeira, Malaga, Portwine or Sherry are fortified with distilled spirits, which increases their alcohol content but also results in a premature ending of the fermentation process.