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Prädikat Levels


  • Minimum must-weight of 19° KMW, from fully ripe grapes



  • Minimum must weight of 25° KMW, from overripe grapes and / or grapes with noble rot


  • Minimum must weight of 25° KMW, from grapes that were frozen when harvested and pressed


  • Minimum must weight of 30° KMW, Beerenauslese mostly from extremely shrunken noble rot grapes. For Trockenbeerenauslesen produced in the Free City of Rust, the term “Ausbruch” may also be used; correspondingly, the product designation “Ausbruch” may only be used in connexion with the geographical indication “Rust”.


  • Strohwein or Schilfwein is a wine made from fully ripened, sweet grapes that have been dried on mats of straw (Stroh), or reeds (Schilf), or else by air suspension, for a minimum of three months before vinification. The grapes must have a minimum must weight of 25° KMW. If the grapes' must weight reaches a minimum of 30° KMW upon a drying period of at least two months, then vinification can begin at that point.