Definition of Trockenbeerenauslese in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɒk(ə)nˌbɛːr(ə)nˌaʊslɛɪzə/
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɔknbeːrənˌaʊsleːzə/


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


German, from trocken 'dry' + Beerenauslese.

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