How to taste: Sugar

Residual sugar is the level of sugar left-over in the wine after fermentation. This is rarely spontaneous, most often it is the winemaker’s choice to stop the fermentation prematurely and keep a bit of the sweetness in wine. Residual sugar is often misunderstood and confused for fruitiness. The way to assess it is by focusing on the actual flavour of sugar on your tongue, not the sweet fruit aromas on your nose.