Must Weights - Density
For German wines to fit in the categories described in the terms
section, the wines must ;-) have
a certain density.
There are several units of measures for this, but I will use % denser
than water. Standard grape juice is about 7.5% denser than water. To
make it more complicated each growing region has a different density
requirement (the offered reason is due to the differences in soil).
These regulations must keep
alot of people employed.....For example - A Baden Kabinett can have the
same density as a Mittel Rhein Spätlese....Alles
in Ordnung ! Below is a survey, not a comprehensive list since there
are 13 regions.
Riesling: (can add grape skins to add sugar, aka
5.1% Mosel | 5.7% Rheingau | 6.0% Pfalz
7% Mosel | 7.3% Pfalz | 7.6% Baden
7.6% Mosel | 8.5% Pfalz | 9.0% Franken
8.3% Mosel | 9.2% Rheinhessen | 10% Franken
Beerenauslese - Eiswein:
11% Mosel | 12% Nahe | 12.5% Baden