A wine with noticeable sugar. It is only good when it is balanced with the acids so it would not have an overly sweet taste.  

Residual Sugar

This is the remaining sugar after the fermentation stage. There is more residual sugar found on sweeter wines.  

Ice Wine

Ice wine is very rare and it is made from frozen grapes. The sugar does not freeze, while the water does. As a result, it produces a very sweet flavor.    


The alcohol that is sweet and sticky. This alcohol is formed during the fermentation stage. As a result, the glycerol adds roundness to the wine.

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