Used to indicate a wine in which all the elements (fruit, acidity, tannin, etc.) are in harmony.
Equal to 16 normal (75cl) bottles.
There are many different shapes and sizes, but the most popular are the barrique of 225 litres and the hogshead of around 300 litres. Nearly always made of oak. New barrels impart an oaky flavour to the wine whereas old ones simply allow a controlled oxidation.
Holds 225 litres.
Approximates to the potential alcohol, therefore a juice of 12 Baum will yield a wine of around 12% vol. if fermented to dryness.
Individual berries, usually botrytis affected, are cut from the bunches. Minimum must weights are laid down according to variety and region. Sweet, luscious wines.
usually considered a fault in wine.
The bentonite removes protein, helping to ensure a perfectly clear wine in bottle.
The Bereich may be further subdivided into individual Grosslagen.