dry wine for the highest standards from monovarietal and typical regional grapes.
Deleted since 2018
- Production from red or white quality wines according to specifications of the regional government from the respective vinicultural region.
- Grape harvest up to 60 hectoliters per hectare (Rheinhessen no more than 55 hl / ha).
- Vineyard plots must be reported and marked.
- Grape harvest is done by hand only.
- Single vineyard plots, grape variety and vintage must be indicated on the label.
- Must weight min. 12.2% vol = 90 ° Oe, exception: if the must weight for selection is lower, then at least the must weight for selection is valid.
- Residual sugar in Riesling: total acid value 1.5 to max. 12 g/l residual sugar.
- For other grape varieties max. sugar content to indicate the flavor "dry".
- Official quality examinaton at least on May 1 of the year following the harvest.
- In addition, bottling process must be reported to the competent state authority concerning the vineyard the grapes are to be harvested by may 1 of each year. Such vineyards are to be marked accordingly (e.g. by panels or similar, visible from the vineyard path).
- Quality wines called "Selection" may not be delivered to consumers before september 1 of the year following the harvest.
- Until May 1 of each year, bottling process must be reported to the competent authority whether some agreements were reached with other wine-growers. Wine growers are exempted from this obligation.
- wine is examined as SELECTION.
- The German Wine Institute (DWI) provides a protected logo for Selection wines.
An example from the wine region Moselle:
|grape variety||Riesling, Elbling, Rivaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris||Riesling|
|must weight||min. 1% vol more than required for grape variety||min. the must weight of the selection|
|min. of total alcohol||11,5 %vol|
|residual sugar||max. twice of the acid value or max. of 15 g / l||max. 1.5 times of the acid value or max. 12 g /l|
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