Quality standards

Quality Standards

Quality control testing

Every German quality wine undergoes a critical, blind, sensory examination based on a five-point scale devised by the DLG (German Agricultural Society). The testing procedure is divided into two essential parts: judging whether specific prerequisites have been fulfilled; and the examination of a wine's sensory characteristics. read more

Quality categories

Among the most important legally required declarations on a label is a wine's quality category. The German wine law makes far more distinctions within the two broad quality categories mandated by the European Union wine law - table wine and quality wine - than other wine-growing countries. read more

Must weights

The amount of sugar that has developed in the grapes' juice, or must, is an important indication of ripeness. read more