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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 Spu00E4tlese in the Pru00E4dikatswein category of the Austrian and German wine classification. For more see Auslese
Auslese is a German language wine term for a late harvest wine and is a riper category than Spätlese in the Prädikatswein category of the Austrian and German wine classification. The grapes are picked from selected very ripe bunches in the autumn, and have to be hand picked. Generally Auslese wine can be made in only the best harvest years that have been sufficiently warm. A small proportion of the grapes may be affected by noble rot in some regions although this never dominates the character of the wine. Rheingau winemaker Schloss Johannisberg is generally credited with discovering Auslese wine in 1787. Auslesen are sometimes considered a German dessert wine, especially the wines made from botrytis infected bunches, though it is not as sweet as Eiswein, Beerenauslese, or Trockenbeerenauslese dessert wines. Auslesen can be enjoyed by themselves but are usually best accompanied with food, particularly those that exhibit the hearty characteristics of German cuisine. The term in Alsace most closely corresponding to Auslese in terms of must weight requirements is Vendange tardive, even though this French term is linguistically equivalent to the German term Spätlese.
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