Spätlese

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German[edit]

Riesling Spätlese

Etymology[edit]

spät (late) +‎ Lese (harvest) (obviously cognate with lesen (to read, select, pick), which yields a high-quality connotation)

Noun[edit]

Spätlese f (genitive Spätlese, plural Spätlesen)

  1. (literally) A late harvest, at the end of or after the normal harvesting season
  2. (metonymically) A (usually white) wine made from grapes which are purposefully harvested very late, so as to be extra sweet

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