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Thinning, income regulation

By "thinning" or "green harvest" is meant the premature cutting out of grapes to reduce grape crops about 4 to 6 weeks before the actual harvest. The still immature grapes are dropped on the ground. This increases the quality of the must obtained from the remaining grapes.


Predicate awarded by the quality inspection authority to a quality wine on request, if it meets certain legal requirements for quality and grape picking. Thus, a selection wine may not be enriched and must have in Rheinhessen a final must weight of at least 12.5% vol alcohol = 92 ° Oechsle in Silvaner and 13.8% vol alcohol = 100 ° Oechsle in all other grape varieties. Only fully ripened or noble rot grapes may be used, excluding all sick and unripe berries.

potato pieces

The most typical of all Rheinhessen specialties ("invented" around 1800, later turned into an everyday dish, now "rediscovered"), prepared differently from village to village. Basic recipe: sliced raw potatoes, layered with salted and smoked pork, well seasoned (nutmeg, pepper, bay leaf) filled with wine, doused with sour cream, sprinkled with cinnamon, layered in a roasting pan and cooked in the oven. A delicacy, also as a "solid basis" for the subsequent wine enjoyment. Here are the recipes: Framersheimer Backes-Grumbeere...


The Backfischfest is a mixture of wine and folk festival, which takes place every year in late August in Worms. There are rides, candy stalls and hearty meals, but above all, there is good wine from our local winemakers.


Originally only a French wine measure (barrique = barrel, usually 225 liters, but fluctuating dimensions). In this wine is stored to achieve a certain wood tone taste. The Barrique expansion is practiced for tanning of red wine . The "barrique clay" (tannin and flavor components from the barrel wood) has increasingly found buyer interest and fits in particular with strong red and white wines.


Premium for a quality wine, which must meet the following in addition to the general requirements: The grapes must have made rotten or at least overripe berries, and the wine must have a minimum natural alcohol content of 16.5% vol alcohol = 120 degrees Oechsle for all grape varieties.


Term of the German wine law. »Summary of several layers from which yields of wines of the same taste are produced and which are distributed in closely adjacent municipalities of the same specific growing area«. The specific region Rheinhessen is divided into three areas: Bingen, Nierstein, Wonnegau. The word "area" is to be prefixed to the area name if it is identical or confusable with another geographical name. Area names are allowed in Rheinhessen only for quality wine (with and without predicate), not for table wine.

To bend

Part of the vine work. It follows the cutting of the vines and consists of bending the remaining vines (the fruit wood) sideways and tying them to the Wingerts wire in one operation.

Binger pencil

This is understood in Rheinhessen a corkscrew, an important and always carried utensil. The joke name stems from the fact that in ancient times (allegedly 1752) a meeting of the Binger City Council had to be canceled, because none of the councilors had a pencil at hand to keep track of it. The session was then continued in the Ratskeller. But when the mayor, in vain, rummaged for a corkscrew to open the first bottle of wine and looked around for help, all the councilors brought this device to light.


The BSA is also called malolactic fermentation. It is a process that happens during or after alcoholic fermentation . At a temperature of about 20 ° C, the process is started naturally or by introduced bacteria. It is malic acid, which is pointed and spicy, converted into soft lactic acid, continue to produce carbonic acid.

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