Sweet

Sweet Wines


Here at SVS we love sweet wine, and there’s no old-fashioned snobbish disdain here for wines with engaging sweetness.


Our own taste is for sweet wines which retain enough acidity not to be simply cloying. For example we continue to champion wines from the Loire, where late harvest Chenin Blancs can be intensely sweet yet with enough balancing acidity to last for decades. Alongside these we will always offer a selection from Bordeaux and south-west France, plus examples from Italy, Austria, South Africa and Australia.


Note that there are numerous delicious medium-dry or demi-sec styles - for example Alsace Vendange Tardive, German Auslese or demi-sec Vouvray which are not rich enough to be served as sweet wines acompanying a pudding but which make fine aperitifs or accompaniments to cheese and light fruit desserts.

Please do note the bottle sizes of sweet wines which range from halves via 50cls. (2/3 of a bottle) to full bottles.

Sweet

  • HALF Araldica, Palazzina Moscato Passito, 2014

    Product Code: ARA314

    HALF Araldica, Palazzina Moscato Passito, 2014

    “From dried grapes and aged in wood: oranges, candied fruits and caramel with a lively lick of acidity. Now-2021”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Piedmonte
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • La Haute Borie, Monbazillac, 2014

    Product Code: HBO114

    La Haute Borie, Monbazillac, 2014

    “Organically farmed and certified: 60% Semillon, 30% Muscadelle and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, all from old vines, and 1/3 in barrel. Mid gold. Lovely fresh...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet, Rich

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: South-West
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Chateau Barrejat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, 2018

    Product Code: BAJ718

    Chateau Barrejat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, 2018

    “In the medium dry, "Moelleux" style, a gloriously exotic aperitif, or a rich accompaniment to foie gras. Cocktail of passion fruit,...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Sweet

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: South-West
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Mascaron, Sauternes, 2015 (50cl)

    Product Code: MPG215

    Mascaron, Sauternes, 2015 (50cl)

    “90% Sémillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Muscadelle skillfully sourced by Ginestet from a Cru Classé property. Fully sweet and rich pudding wine with a...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 50cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Begali, Recioto della Valpolicella, 2015 [50cl]

    Product Code: BEF615

    Begali, Recioto della Valpolicella, 2015 [50cl]

    “Red Recioto della Valpolicella is made after careful late picking of ripe bunches (of Corvina and Rondinella grapes), which are then left to...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet, Rich

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Veneto
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 50cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes, 2011

    Product Code: CMR111

    Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes, 2011

    “The second wine of Château Rieussec, named after the Carmes de Langon monks who owned the estate in the 18th century. 85% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • HALF Rustenberg, Straw Wine, Coastal Region, 2019

    Product Code: RUS919

    HALF Rustenberg, Straw Wine, Coastal Region, 2019

    “From 81.5% Chenin Blanc and 18.5% Viognier dried on straw in the Italian passito manner to concentrate juice and sugar.  Very luscious (an...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal Region
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 9.5%
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  • Corte Mainente, Recioto di Soave, Luna Nova, 2018, Half

    Product Code: MAI618

    Corte Mainente, Recioto di Soave, Luna Nova, 2018, Half

    “This Recioto di Soave is made from bunches of a selection of the first picked - for the best condition and good levels of acidity - grapes of...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Veneto
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 15%
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  • Broustet, Barsac-Sauternes, 2013

    Product Code: BRO113

    Broustet, Barsac-Sauternes, 2013

    “This Deuxième Grand Cru Classé estate is on the up: Seville oranges, dried apricots and barley sugar. "Sweet, creamy tropical fruit aromas. A...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • HALF Balassa, Tokaj, Mézes-Mály, Zeta Late Harvest, Hungary, 2013

    Product Code: BAM313

    HALF Balassa, Tokaj, Mézes-Mály, Zeta Late Harvest, Hungary, 2013

    “We couldn’t resist buying a pile of this amazing sweet Tokay. From a star producer, just 1040 bottles were made from the Zeta grape, picked very...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Hungary
    • Region: Tokaj
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 9%
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  • Kikelet, Tokaji, Late Harvest, 2011 [50cl.]

    Product Code: KIK111

    Kikelet, Tokaji, Late Harvest, 2011 [50cl.]

    “Kesöi Szuretelésu it says on the label - translated as late harvest. This is a beautifully balanced, fully sweet (70 grams per litre of residual...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Hungary
    • Region: Tokaj
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 50cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • HALF La Haute Borie, Monbazillac, France, 2014

    Product Code: HBO614

    HALF La Haute Borie, Monbazillac, France, 2014

    “Organically farmed and certified: 60% Semillon, 30% Muscadelle and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, all from old vines, and 1/3 in barrel. Mid gold. Lovely fresh...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: South-West
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5
    • ABV: 13%
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  • HALF Escarpment, Hinemoa Riesling (37.5 cl.)

    Product Code: ESC915

    HALF Escarpment, Hinemoa Riesling (37.5 cl.)

    “From the Te Muna road vineyard a luscious, super-concentrated, late harvest Riesling, all caramelised oranges and barley sugar, very pure - apart...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Martinborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 10%
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  • Fontanel, Rivesaltes Ambré, 2010

    Product Code: FON910

    Fontanel, Rivesaltes Ambré, 2010

    “One of the most distinctive and exciting wines in our entire stock. From late-picked, 60 year-old vines of Grenache Blanc and Gris, the Ambré -...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Roussillon
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 16%
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  • Suduiraut, Lions de Suduiraut, Sauternes, France, 2015

    Product Code: LDS115

    Suduiraut, Lions de Suduiraut, Sauternes, France, 2015

    “A rich (a healthy 124 grams r.s) but forward style, from 92% Semillon and 8% Sauvignon Blanc. Tangerines and toffee. Now-2023”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5
    • ABV: 14%
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