Designation for wines made from fully ripe and partly (but not necessarily) botrytised grapes that are specially selected ( harvested) during the grape harvest. In the process, not only individual grapes, 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 called Beerenauslese. The criteria are usually a minimum must weight and the condition of the grapes. Beerenauslese is a special wine type within the quality wine category Prädikatsweine in Germany and Austria (for specific conditions see there). Such wines are usually vinified sweet.
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