quote:Originally posted by bw:
I'm new to wine, but this is what I heard to be the range(from driest to sweetest):
Trocken (bone dry)
Halb-trocken ("half" dry -- still dry)
Kabinett (harvested on time)
Spatlese (late picked)
Auslese ("out picked", picked very late)
Beerenauslese (even riper)
Trocken Beerenauslese (look like raisins!)
Eis Wein("Ice Wine")Frozen Grapes (Extremely sweet)
"Trocken" (dry) and "Halb-Trocken" is only a generel label for the percentage of sugar in the wine.
QbA means that the wine ist from selected regions in Germany (like Ahr, Franken, Rheinhessen etc.) QmP means that the wine has a special "predicate". These predicates are : Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein.