Wines by vineyard
German Wines Online
German wine production is strictly regulated; Qualitatswein is the basic quality level, for which the grower needs to comply with very specific requirements e.g. named grape variety. Kabinett is the next level up, requiring more stringent production criteria, (this is Petersfield Wines entry level) then Spaetlese, which are made from grapes left on the vine an additional 3 weeks before harvest to produce a stronger, fuller flavour. Barrique wines, made usually from Spaetlese fruit, have been matured in small (200 litre) oak barrels, used for only 1-2 years, to give an even fuller, heavier wine. Auslese, Trockenbeer Auslese and Eiswein are sweet wines made from grapes left on the vine for much longer until they have developed “noble rot” to and the highest sugar levels.