About Late Harvest

About Late Harvest
Late harvest refers to a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes picked at a later date than normal, anywhere from a week to several months. While this can refer to any type of wine, it is generally used to describe white wines such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer that are harvested late to acquire extra natural sugar, resulting in a sweeter wine. These sweeter wines are often golden or deep yellow in color with flavors of honey, caramel and ripe apricot; these are to be served with desserts such as almond or pear tart or with foie gras or blue cheeses.

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Domaine Bosc Long 2015 Muscadelle Doux Gaillac AOP
91 points
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A charming and distinctive Late Harvest wine with diverse fruity flavors and a warmly spiced finish.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards NV  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
A delightful sweet wine that will be versatile.
Stone Hill 2017 Late Harvest Vignoles
86 points
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A curious very herbal sweet wine for pairing with rustic cheeses.
86 points $12 Best Buy