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Hochgewächs is less known, although the term stands for top quality. It was introduced to characterize Riesling wines from steep slopes of the Moselle (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer area) in 1987. Today, this term is rarely used in the wine-growing regions of Germany. The must of Riesling must be 7 to 10 degrees Oechsle above the applicable guide value in each wine-growing region and the finished wine should have a 1.5% higher alcohol content than is necessary for the growing area. To reach this result, the grapes are selected at the harvest. An official inspection number will only be issued after the quality examination. The Hochgewächs is almost equal to the quality wine Cabinet.
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