Qualitatswein b.A. (QbA)
The quality wines from one of the thirteen specified German wine-growing regions are made from riper grapes and subject to higher standards.
Elegant wines made from fully ripened grapes. Generally, these wines are considered to be the lightest of the Pradikatwines. Pairings are insurmountable, excellent with or without meals.
Spatlese wines, meaning "late harvest," are made from very ripe grapes. These wines are deeper in aroma. They pair well with richer, more flavorful foods and can also be enjoyed by itself.
Auslese wines are considered to be Noble wines. Intense in bouquet and taste, these wines are made from even riper grapes and are selected in bunches.