Qualitatswein mit Pradikat (QmP)

Definition - What does Qualitatswein mit Pradikat (QmP) mean?

Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (QmP) is a German wine rating that is used to distinguish superior quality wine styles, made from grapes that meet specific criteria based on the region in which they were produced and their sugar or brix level at harvest. The term translates from german and literally means, “quality wines with distinction.”

WineFrog explains Qualitatswein mit Pradikat (QmP)

QmP is a wine rating based on specific means literally “quality wines with distinction” and is used to distinguish German wine styles of superior quality based on the ripeness of the grapes at harvest. The rating was established during the early 1970’s as a way to classify wines produced with grapes that may not have ripened fully during the growing season. Although the rating ensures that the grape variety is ripe at harvest, QmP does not mean the the wine style itself will be sweet.

QmP is a rating used to indicate the quality of the following wine styles:

  • Kabinett
  • Spatlese
  • Auslese
  • Beerenauslese
  • Trockenbeerenauslese
  • Eiswein

These wine styles vary from light wines with light sweetness to full-bodied, flavorful sweet wines.

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