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Sweet sticky style wine refers to a category of dessert wines that are known for their luscious sweetness and sticky, syrupy texture. These wines are made from grapes with high sugar content, often affected by noble rot or dried to concentrate the sugars. They offer a delightful and indulgent experience, perfect for pairing with desserts or enjoying on their own.

Sweet sticky style wines are made using various techniques. Some wines are produced from grapes affected by noble rot, a beneficial fungus that causes the grapes to shrivel and concentrate their sugars and flavors. Other wines are made from grapes that are dried on the vine or post-harvest, allowing the sugars to intensify. The grapes are then carefully pressed to extract the highly concentrated juice, which is fermented and aged to create the desired sweetness and complexity.

They are exquisite when paired with desserts, as they can complement and contrast a wide range of flavors. They are particularly well-suited to desserts featuring fruits, caramel, chocolate, and creamy components. These wines can also be enjoyed on their own as a dessert in their own right or as a delightful after-dinner indulgence.

Sweet sticky style wines are typically served chilled, enhancing their refreshing qualities and balancing the sweetness. Serve them in smaller, dessert wine glasses to fully appreciate their aromas and flavors. As these wines are often enjoyed in smaller quantities, they make for an excellent choice to savor and sip slowly.