Definitions

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  • noun A subcategory in the German wine labeling system; Auslese (literal meaning: "selected harvest") is the term for a late harvest wine and is a riper category than Spätlese in the Prädikatswein category of the Austrian and German wine classification. For more see Auslese

Etymologies

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German

Examples

  • With Riesling, the wine can be a kabinett (a more basic wine that tends to be drier), spatlese ( "late harvest," and is sweeter), auslese ( "select harvest," and even sweeter) and on to beerenauslese (a late harvest dessert wine that tends to be a bit more syrupy and sweet).

    Ari Bendersky: Understanding German Riesling: It's Not All Sweet

  • I also picked up a Selbach Oster auslese riesling, for a treat.

    Thanksgiving Wine Under $20: 2008 Picks

  • "You expect Gary to know the difference between auslese and Thunderbird?"

    The Silent Tower

  • A spatlese or late harvest wine is somewhat sweeter and an auslese wine is sweeter yet.

    The Shad Plank

  • I didn't try it, but a good, sweet auslese, balanced by refreshing acidity, is a wonderful thing with lamb vindaloo - and, I imagine, with a mellow curried goat.

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  • Spätlese, like kabinett for less sugary grapes and auslese for later-picked grapes, refers only to the ripeness level.

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  • I would never have thought to drink an auslese riesling with roasted leg of lamb, as was suggested to me once in the Mosel region of Germany.

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  • Spätlese, like kabinett for less sugary grapes and auslese for later-picked grapes, refers only to the ripeness level.

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    Ari Bendersky: Understanding German Riesling: It's Not All Sweet

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    Ari Bendersky: Understanding German Riesling: It's Not All Sweet

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