You can have this German Riesling Auslese for about $27
German Auslese wine is truly a late harvest wine. It is made from grape bunches left on the vine after a previous harvest. Their potential alcohol content is 11.1% to 14.5%. Many producers make Auslese wines only in special vintages. These wines tend to be complex. They are usually but not always sweet. They may be affected by botryris, noble rot, the parasite responsible for some of the world’s top sweet wines including French Sauterne and Hungarian Tokaji. Vension is a suggested food pairing. If the wine is not very sweet, you can pair it as for other Riesling wines, see our tables in almost all categories except beef. If the Auslese is quite sweet treat it as a dessert wine and perhaps enjoy it on its own.
German Riesling Auslese wine starts at about $25, or $12.50 for a half bottle and goes up from there. Weingut Eugen Muller makes a find Riesling Auslese for the equivalent of about $33 a bottle (their bottles are 500 ml. It's tangy, it's sweet, it's great. For about $45 get the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Bernkasteler Alte Badstube Am Doctorberg (what a long name). It's full of apricot, honey, and vanilla and you can age it for another fifteen years. The JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr is an excellent wine for about $60. Its powerful fruit flavors include green apple, pineapple and lime accompanied by minerals. Everything seems to come together. Should you so desire, you can age it for up to 40 years. The alcohol level is only 7.5%.