wine classification, Germany (and Austria)

Related Overviews


'wine classification, Germany (and Austria)' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Medicine and Health


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Tafelwein (Deutscher tafelwein is of German origin; wine labelled simply as tafelwein may be of mixed origin);

Landwein (dry or half-dry wines from one of fifteen designated areas); Qualitäwein bestimmer Anbaugebeite, QbA (from eleven designated areas and approved grape varieties; sugar may be added to increase sweetness; each bottle carries a batch number (Amtlicher Prüfungsnummer, AP), as proof that it complies with QbA status); Qualitäwein mit Präkat, QmP, with six quality gradings based on the level of natural sugar at harvest (extra sugar may not be added): kabinett, light, fruity, and delicate, usually dry; späese, late-picked grapes, dry to sweet; auslese, selected late-picked grapes, rich and sweet; beerenauslese, late-picked grapes affected by noble rot, always sweet; trockenbeerenauslese, late-picked grapes that have dried to raisins on the vine, strong and sweet; eiswein, rare, made from grapes that have frozen on the vine, very sweet.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.