Wine glossary

hydrometer for must

The hydrometer is used to confirm the must weight (sugar content of the must). 1°KMW is equivalent to 10 gram or sugar per kilogram of must. The Klosterneuburg Must Scale was invented by Baron August Wilhelm von Babo, founder of the viticultural school in Klosterneuburg. Nowadays, a refractometer is commonly used to measure the must weight.