Keyword: Late vintage
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In Germany and Austria (See detailed rules among countries). Some legends about the "invention" of the late harvest are SpÃ¤tlesereiter and Trockenbeerenauslese described. Today we associate with such a cry so much the fact of a late harvest (which would be checking to be relatively difficult), but the only wine statutory criterion is a minimum weight must (sugar levels in Oechsle and KMW), which is fully mature and requires so sweet grapes. The date of the Vintage therefore has no legal significance (more), although of course he has an influence (the later, more mature). A late harvest is indeed often sweet , But can of course also dry expanded.