Late Harvest Riesling

Late Harvest Riesling


Spätlese Riesling

Our Late Harvest Riesling is made from grapes that remain on the vine – where they continue to ripen and intensify in flavor – for up to several weeks after the main harvest. The result is a delicious concentration of fruit that is excellent as a cocktail, with cheese, fruit or wild game birds. This Riesling is also a perfect match with Southwestern, Asian, Thai, Cajun or any spicy cuisine.


Pour yourself a pre-dinner glass or pair with Lobster bisque, a hearty green salad or smoked pork ribs.


Schmitt Sohne Family Wines Spatese Riesling hails from select vineyards along the Mosel River in Germany. The Mosel is regarded as the oldest wine-growing region in Germany, believed to have been established by the Romans around 50 AD. It is one of the most northernly wine regions in world. Mosel vineyards are famous for their steep south-facing slopes and blue slate soil, reflected in the touch of minerality found in our Spätlese.


Germany’s harvest is typically a month later than other wine regions, allowing for a long ripening season. Our winemakers carefully monitor the grapes on the vine, picking at optimal ripeness. During picking, the grapes are handled very carefully to avoid bruising, letting the natural sweetness shine through. Harvested in the cool early morning, the grapes are brought quickly to the winery, destemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks that help retain our Riesling’s crisp acidity. The wine is kept cool, between 50-65 degrees, during fermentation.


  • ALCOHOL: 7.5 – 10.0% by vol.
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 50.0 – 60.0 g/l
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.0 – 8.0 g/l
  • SERVE: Chilled

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