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Designation for wines made from fully ripe and partly (but not necessarily) botrytised grapes that are specially selected during the grape harvest. There are different wine law regulations in the individual countries that allow a wine to be called Auslese. 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, the concrete conditions are included under these countries. Such wines are mainly semi-dry, medium sweet or sweet, but are also vinified dry. Due to the influence of botrytis, depending on the proportion of noble rotten berries, a varietal-typical taste is only weakly pronounced at the expense of honey notes. The next stages in terms of weight are Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese or (only in Austria) Ausbruch.

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