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July 6, 2020 | bk-article | Pacific Rim

German Riesling Harvest Categories

ATTENTION WINE GEEK ALERT: The following section is intended for those wine geeks who are already well beyond the pale. Deliberate ingestion of the following contents may well render one unfit for further “normal” healthy social intercourse.

Must weights given in Oechsle & Brix

LIGHT-BODIED KABINETT Minimum Must Weight by Region 70 Oe. or 17.0 Bx - Msr, N 73 Oe. or 17.7 Bx - P, Rg, Rh 76 Oe. or 18.4 Bx - F DRY (Trocken) Kabinett Dry Weight : Light Max alcohol 9–10.5% Avg alcohol 8.5–10.2%
MEDIUM-BODIED SPÄTLESE Minimum Must Weight by Region 76 Oe. or 18.4 Bx - Msr 78 Oe. or 18.8 Bx - N 85 Oe. or 20.4 Bx - Rg, Rh, P 90 Oe. or 21.5 Bx - F SPÄTLESE DRY Weight : Medium Max alcohol 10.5–12.5% Avg alcohol 10–12.2% (no Botrytis)
MEDIUM-HEAVY BODIED AUSLESE Minimum Must Weight by Region 83 Oe. or 19.9 Bx - Msr 85 Oe. or 20.4 Bx - N 92 Oe. or 21.9 Bx - P, Rh 95 Oe. or 22.6 Bx - Rg 100 Oe. or 23.6 Bx - F AUSLESE DRY Weight : Medium to Heavy Max alcohol 11.5–14% Avg alcohol 10.7–13.7% (no Botrytis)
THE LEGEND OF GERMAN WINE REGIONS F - Franken | Msr - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer | N - Nahe P - Pfalz | Rg - Rheingau | Rh - Rheinhessen
MEDIUM-DRY (Halbtrocken) KABINETT MED-DRY Weight : Light Max alcohol 9–10.5% Avg alcohol 8–9.5% SWEET (Not Designated) KABINETT SWEET Weight : Light Max alcohol 9–10.5% Avg alcohol 7.2–8.5%
SPÄTLESE MED-DRY Weight : Medium Max alcohol 10.5–12.5% Avg alcohol 9.5–11.7% SPÄTLESE SWEET Weight : Medium Max alcohol 10.5–12.5% Avg alcohol 7.7–9.7%
AUSELESE MED-DRY Weight : Medium to Heavy Max alcohol 11.5–14% Avg alcohol 10.3–13.1% AUSLESE SWEET Weight : Medium to Heavy Max alcohol 11.5–14% Avg alcohol 8–10.8%

 

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