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.

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Sweet

  • Lustau, East India, Solera Reserva, Sherry

    Product Code: LUS3NV

    Lustau, East India, Solera Reserva, Sherry

    “10-15% of sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes are added to give this a real sweet dose. Luscious, intense dates and prunes on the palate, yet finishes...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet, Rich

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Spain
    • Region: Jerez
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 20%
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  • Fernando de Castilla, Pedro Ximenez, Sherry

    Product Code: FER5NV

    Fernando de Castilla, Pedro Ximenez, Sherry

    “Brown, mellow tone. Enticingly fresh scent of figs and toffee. So pure - essence of dried fruits - and refined; so not too treacly. Too good to pour...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Spain
    • Region: Jerez
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 17%
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  • Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2015

    Product Code: FOR215

    Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2015

    “From a steep, grassed vineyard near the river, so open to botrytis; and always a long-lived, luscious wine with high levels of residual sugar. Silky...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Mader, Riesling, Vendange Tardive, 2009

    Product Code: MAD709

    Mader, Riesling, Vendange Tardive, 2009

    “Expansive nose of pure ripe apricot. Mouthfilling, silk textured, such clean tropical fruit flavours. This awesome late harvest wine has 90g/l...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Domaine de la Pigeade, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, 2014

    Product Code: PIG114

    Domaine de la Pigeade, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, 2014

    “"A lightly fragrant but beguiling nose of peach, lychee, spiced apple, pear and almond. The palate is shapely and extends well, with an attack...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Rhône
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 15%
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  • Domaine de la Pigeade, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, Half, 2014

    Product Code: PIG914

    Domaine de la Pigeade, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, Half, 2014

    “"A lightly fragrant but beguiling nose of peach, lychee, spiced apple, pear and almond. The palate is shapely and extends well, with an attack...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Rhône
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 15%
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  • Domaine Fontanel, Maury, 2014

    Product Code: FON614

    Domaine Fontanel, Maury, 2014

    “From one plot of 60 year old vines of Grenache Noir. This style is well-known for matching chocolate, but it’s equally good with cheese, especially...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Roussillon
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 16%
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  • Domaine Sylvain Gaudron, Vouvray, Grain d’Or, 1er Tri, 2010

    Product Code: GAU410

    Domaine Sylvain Gaudron, Vouvray, Grain d’Or, 1er Tri, 2010

    “Fine, dry weather at the end of October and in to early November allowed this careful selection of individual berries affected by noble rot. This...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 50cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • La Haute Borie, Monbazillac, 2011

    Product Code: HBO111

    La Haute Borie, Monbazillac, 2011

    “This would be double the price if it had Sauternes on the label! A blend of 60% Semillon, 30% Muscadelle and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, all from old vines,...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet, Rich

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: South-West
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Gutiérrez Colosia, Moscatel Soleado, Sherry, Half Bottle

    Product Code: GUT1NV

    Gutiérrez Colosia, Moscatel Soleado, Sherry, Half Bottle

    “A delicious alternative to a PX, made from grapes sun-dried in the traditional manner. From chestnut to deep mahogany in colour. The characteristic...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Spain
    • Region: Jerez
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 16.5%
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  • Krohn, Port, LBV, 2011

    Product Code: KRO111

    Krohn, Port, LBV, 2011

    “A traditionally made example, bottled unfiltered four years after the vintage, offering rich plum and fruitcake character, smooth and accessible....”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full, Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Portugal
    • Region: Douro
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 20%
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  • Krohn, Port, Rio Torto Reserva, NV

    Product Code: KRO2NV

    Krohn, Port, Rio Torto Reserva, NV

    “The small house of Krohn is perhaps better known for excellent colheita tawnies, but this superior Ruby struck us as great value. From the classic...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Full, Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Portugal
    • Region: Douro
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 20%
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  • Château Barrejat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, 2015

    Product Code: BAJ715

    Château Barrejat, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, 2015

    “Not a dessert wine, rather a gloriously exotic aperitif or one of the best wines to accompany foie gras or any rich liver pâté, or indeed a wine to...”

    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, 2010

    Product Code: MPG210

    Mascaron, Sauternes, 2010

    “90% Sémillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Muscadelle skillfully sourced from a well known Cru Classé property by the negociant house of Ginestet....”

    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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  • Château Les Mingets, Sauternes, Half Bottle, 2010

    Product Code: MIN110

    Château Les Mingets, Sauternes, Half Bottle, 2010

    “Located in Bommes in the heart of the Sauternes appellation, Les Mingets has been in Pierre Guinabert’s familly for many generations. 100%...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Domaine du Traginer, Banyuls Grand Cru, 2006

    Product Code: TRG806

    Domaine du Traginer, Banyuls Grand Cru, 2006

    “The top of the quality pyramid in the appellation, Grand Cru Banyuls is made in exceptional years and must spend at least 30 months in oak. From 60%...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Roussillon
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 50cl
    • ABV: 17%
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  • Château Pierre-Bise, Quarts de Chaume, 2006

    Product Code: CPB206

    Château Pierre-Bise, Quarts de Chaume, 2006

    “We were offered a small parcel of this eleven year old wine, from the Quarts de Chaume (literally the best quarter of the village of Chaume), along...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 50cl
    • ABV: 11%
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  • Begali, Recioto della Valpolicella, 2010 [50cl]

    Product Code: BEF610

    Begali, Recioto della Valpolicella, 2010 [50cl]

    “Intriguing scent: bitter cherries and herbal medicine, but this is fabulous to drink, all sweet Morello cherry liqueur, and very concentrated indeed....”

    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. This is the third vintage we...”

    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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  • Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes 2010

    Product Code: RIE110

    Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes 2010

    “One of the top ten wines of a super vintage in Sauternes. "Scented and very vibrant with a real unctuousness that recalls Climens. Very sweet...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Promesse de Rabaud-Promis, Sauternes 2012 HALF

    Product Code: PRP112

    Promesse de Rabaud-Promis, Sauternes 2012 HALF

    “The second wine - from the estate’s younger vines - at this 1er Cru Classé property in Sauternes. 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon. Lovely rich...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Fontanel, Rivesaltes Ambré, 2007

    Product Code: FON907

    Fontanel, Rivesaltes Ambré, 2007

    “This younger vintage includes a little more Muscat, so is a little more floral and less sweet than usual. Colour of polished copper: and pure...”

    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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