Prädikatswein is Oesterreich's highest quality wine, and encompasses a number up subgradations.
Chaptalization is not permitted for any of these wines and they May not be released until
May 1st of the year following the harvest.
Spätlese - at least 19°KMW.|
Auslese - at least 21°KMW and the bad grapes are removed.
Beerenauslese - at least 25°KMW and the bad grapes are removed.
Ausbruch - at least 27°KMW and the grapes are at least partially botrytized.
Trockenbeerenauslese - at least 30°KMW and the grapes are acompletely botrytized.
Strohwein is made from grapes with at least 25°KMW that have been dried almost to raisins. Additionally, the
freezing conditions in some parts of Oesterreich allow for a true Eiswein to be made from grapes
frozen before pressing and possessing at least 25°KMW.