Definition of Trockenbeerenauslese in English:

Trockenbeerenauslese

noun

  • [mass noun] A sweet German white wine made from selected individual grapes picked later than the general harvest and affected by noble rot.

    • ‘In the dessert wine category there is Beerenauslese and the even sweeter Trockenbeerenauslese.’
    • ‘The botrytis mould contributes to the unique flavours of wines such as Sauternes from Bordeaux, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling from Germany, and an array of late-harvest wines from other regions.’
    • ‘The fermentation of an Ausbruch may cease after three months, whereas a Trockenbeerenauslese can ferment for over a year.’
    • ‘Great sweetness and finesse combine in Auslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines produced from grapes that have been attacked by Botrytis cinerea that has developed into noble rot.’
    • ‘Both Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese have a thick honey-sweet quality through botrytis influence.’

Origin

German, from trocken dry + Beerenauslese.

Pronunciation:

Trockenbeerenauslese

/German ˈtrɔknbeːrənˌaʊsleːzə//ˈtrɒk(ə)nˌbɛːr(ə)nˌaʊslɛɪzə/