Wine glossary

Klosterneuburg Must Weight Scale (°KMW)
Definition:a hydrometer is used to measure the sugar content of the 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 Weight 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.