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.
Wonderful perfume of oranges steeped in honey. Sweet attack, showing honey over stone fruit...
From a steep, grassed vineyard beside Quarts de Chaume and near the river, so open to botrytis;...
Entrancing, expansive aromas; tropical fruit and honeyed botrytis. Such sweet, ripe fruit,...
In the medium dry, "Moelleux" style, a gloriously exotic aperitif, or a rich...
This Recioto di Soave is made from bunches of a selection of the first picked - for the best...
We couldn't resist buying a pile of this amazing sweet Tokay. From a star producer, just...