Sweet wine style made in Germany and Austria (and Canada). Grapes are left on
the vine until much later than usual (sometimes after Christmas in the Northern
Hemisphere) in the hope that icy conditions will prevail. The water content in
the grapes then freezes and they are quickly picked and pressed to yield a juice
rich in sugar. The resulting wines are rich and luscious, though without the
botrytis flavour of other sweet wines.