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Designation for wines made from fully ripe and partly (but not necessarily) botrytised grapes that are specially selected (picked) during the grape harvest. Not only are individual grapes selected, but even individual berries are painstakingly selected by hand. There are different wine law regulations in the individual countries that allow a wine to be labelled Beerenauslese. The criteria are usually a minimum quantity of must weight and the condition of the grapes. In Germany and Austria (see there for specific conditions), Beerenauslese is a special type of wine within the quality wine category of Prädikat wines. Such wines are usually vinified sweet.

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