Prädikatswein - Superior Quality Wine

The wines covered by the term Prädikatswein fall into six categories: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein (ice wine). They represent superior quality wines under German Wine Law due to the extremely stringent restrictions of the grape varieties, degree of ripeness, as well as to demands upon the elegance and harmony of the finished wine. Until the 2007/2008 vintage, they were known as ‘Qualitätswein mit Prädikat’.

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Doktorspiele Rosé 2016 - Dr. Köhler
Doktorspiele Rosé 2016 - Dr. Köhler
Weingut Dr. KoehlerGermanydry
8.96 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£11.94 * / 1 liter(s))
700011-RO-BL-001-15
Deep Blue Spätburgunder 2016 - Weingut Tesch
Deep Blue Spätburgunder 2016 - Weingut Tesch
Weingut TeschGermanydry
13.65 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£18.20 * / 1 liter(s))
70643-DE-WW-PN-004-16
unplugged Riesling 2015 - Weingut Tesch
unplugged Riesling 2015 - Weingut Tesch
Weingut TeschGermanydry
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Content 0.75 liter(s) (£15.94 * / 1 liter(s))
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Blauschiefer Riesling dry 2016 - Hoffmann-Simon
Blauschiefer Riesling dry 2016 - Hoffmann-Simon
Weingut Hoffmann-SimonGermanydry
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Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.09 * / 1 liter(s))
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Weißburgunder MP trocken 2016 - Markus Pfaffmann
Weißburgunder MP trocken 2016 - Markus Pfaffmann
Markus Pfaffmann (Karl Pfaffmann)Germanydry
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Content 0.75 liter(s) (£11.24 * / 1 liter(s))
70011-DE-WW-PB-00003-14
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6er Paket - Doktorspiele Rosé 2016 - Dr. Köhler
6er Paket - Doktorspiele Rosé 2016 - Dr. Köhler
Weingut Dr. KoehlerGermanydry
52.38 £* £53.74 *
Content 4.5 liter(s) (£11.64 * / 1 liter(s))
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Twentysix weiss 2016 - Bickel-Stumpf
Twentysix weiss 2016 - Bickel-Stumpf
Weingut Bickel-StumpfGermanysemi-dry
12.87 £* £12.98 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£17.16 * / 1 liter(s))
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Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett feinherb 2014 - Hoffmann-Simon
Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett feinherb 2014 - Hoffmann-Simon
Weingut Hoffmann-SimonGermanymedium sweet
9.61 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.81 * / 1 liter(s))
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Riesling 2015 QbA trocken 1,0 l - Markus Pfaffmann
Riesling 2015 QbA trocken 1,0 l - Markus Pfaffmann
Markus Pfaffmann (Karl Pfaffmann)Germanydry
8.05 £*
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70011-DE-WW-RI-008-12
Riesling Briedeler Weisserberg 2013 - Weingut Walter
Riesling Briedeler Weisserberg 2013 - Weingut Walter
Weingut WalterGermanydry
16.83 £* £19.43 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£22.44 * / 1 liter(s))
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Weißburgunder Goldkapsel trocken 2016 - Ellermann-Spiegel
Weißburgunder Goldkapsel trocken 2016 - Ellermann-Spiegel
Ellermann-SpiegelGermanydry
12.35 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£16.46 * / 1 liter(s))
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Tag für Tag Spätburgunder halbtrocken 1,0 l 2015 - Frankhof Weinkontor
Tag für Tag Spätburgunder halbtrocken 1,0 l 2015 - Frankhof Weinkontor
Weinkontor FrankhofGermanysemi-dry
8.43 £*
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70217-DE-RW-PN-001-16
Portugieser Rosé trocken 1,0 l 2016 - Thomas Hensel
Portugieser Rosé trocken 1,0 l 2016 - Thomas Hensel
Weingut HenselGermanydry
8.97 £*
Content 1 liter(s)
70456-DE-RO-BP-001-14
Aufwind Cuvée Weiss 2016 - Thomas Hensel
Aufwind Cuvée Weiss 2016 - Thomas Hensel
Weingut HenselGermanydry
11.64 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£15.51 * / 1 liter(s))
70456-DE-WW-BL-001-13
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Grauburgunder 2015 Qualitätswein trocken - Markus Pfaffmann
Grauburgunder 2015 Qualitätswein trocken - Markus Pfaffmann
Markus Pfaffmann (Karl Pfaffmann)Germanydry
8.31 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£11.08 * / 1 liter(s))
70011-DE-WW-PG-003-13
Riesling Qba trocken 2015 - Weingut Heinrich Vollmer
Riesling Qba trocken 2015 - Weingut Heinrich Vollmer
Weingut Heinrich VollmerGermanydry
7.13 £* £7.78 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£9.51 * / 1 liter(s))
70007-DE-WW-RI-783-12
Spätburgunder MP trocken 2016 - Markus Pfaffmann
Spätburgunder MP trocken 2016 - Markus Pfaffmann
Markus Pfaffmann (Karl Pfaffmann)Germanydry
9.43 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£12.57 * / 1 liter(s))
70011-DE-RW-PN-014-15
Dr. Koehler Dornfelder Pfandturm Qualitätswein halbtrocken 2012
Dr. Koehler Dornfelder Pfandturm Qualitätswein halbtrocken 2012
Weingut Dr. KoehlerGermanysemi-dry
7.78 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£10.38 * / 1 liter(s))
70011-DE-RW-DO-0005-10
Höhenflug Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Thomas Hensel
Höhenflug Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Thomas Hensel
Weingut HenselGermanydry
20.14 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£26.85 * / 1 liter(s))
70456-DE-WW-SB-004-13
Ermitage AOC 2012 - Maison Nicolas Perrin
Ermitage AOC 2012 - Maison Nicolas Perrin
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68.76 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£91.69 * / 1 liter(s))
70519-FR-RW-SY-002-13
Freinsheim Weißer Burgunder 2014 Qualitätswein trocken - Rings
Freinsheim Weißer Burgunder 2014 Qualitätswein trocken - Rings
RingsGermanydry
19.34 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£25.78 * / 1 liter(s))
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Kallstadter Saumagen Spätburgunder 2011 - Rings
Kallstadter Saumagen Spätburgunder 2011 - Rings
RingsGermanydry
51.93 £* £52.63 *
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£69.24 * / 1 liter(s))
70011-DE-RW-BL-0025-11
Pornfelder 2014 - Lukas Krauß
Pornfelder 2014 - Lukas Krauß
Lukas KraußGermanydry
11.03 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£14.71 * / 1 liter(s))
70468-DE-RW-BL-001-14
NO. 1 Reiterpfad Riesling trocken 2014 - Martin & Georg Fußer
NO. 1 Reiterpfad Riesling trocken 2014 - Martin & Georg Fußer
Weingut Martin & Georg FußerGermanydry
27.31 £*
Content 0.75 liter(s) (£36.41 * / 1 liter(s))
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Prädikatswein – Classification According to Must Weight

Which of the abovementioned categories a high quality wine falls under depends upon its must weight, which can differ between grape varieties and winegrowing regions. As a rule of thumb, a Kabinett must have a minimum of 73 °Oechsle, for Spätlese 85 degrees, for Auslese 95 degrees, for Beerenauslese 125 degrees, and for Trockenbeerenauslese 150 °Oechsle. Ice wines are made from over-ripe grapes which have frozen on the vine and must be kept frozen at a maximum temperature of -8° C until they are pressed. A Kabinett wine is generally a light fine wine with a relatively low alcohol content. The remaining categories are assigned to increasingly sweet to noble sweet wines.

Criteria for Prädikatswein

German Wine Law stipulates that a Prädikatswein must be made of grapes that originate from a single region. In practice, the grapes often even originate from a single location. Furthermore, the grape varieties used must be approved for the production of Prädikatswein and originate from wineries that have also been approved for Prädikatswein production. The only exception is allowed for grapes used for the production of Süßweinreserve (Sweet Reserve Wine). Chaptalisation – i.e. adding sugar either during or after fermentation – is prohibited. Augmentation of residual sugar content may only be achieved by adding grape must of equal or superior quality. Single region cuvées are permissible if the blending wines both come from the same region and both exhibit the minimum alcohol content prescribed for their respective wine quality status. Prädikatswein may not be bottled before March 1st of the year following the harvest. The wines must pass an official quality control test before they are granted Qualitätswein status. The wine is issued an official certification number (= AP-Nr.), which must be stated on the label.

The hierarchy of German Prädikatswein (from lowest to highest) is as follows: Kabinettweinen (Cabinet Wine), Spätlesen (late harvest wine), Auslesen (wine made from hand-picked grapes), Beerenauslesen (wine made from selected, hand-picked grapes) and the superior quality Trockenbeerenauslesen (wine made from selected, hand-picked grapes that have dried on the vine). Each of these categories are also classed according to their must weight. Eisweine (ice wines) are also classed as Prädikatsweinen.

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