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German to English translations [PRO] Wine / Oenology / Viticulture / from a wine menu
German term or phrase:Großes Gewächs
2004er Grauburgunder Spätlese, trocken, großes Gewächs, Ihringer Winklerberg, Weingut Dr. Heger, Ihringen, Baden
Leider gibt es kaum Kontext - ich möchte bloß wissen, ob man dieser Ausdruck überhaupt übersetzen soll...und wenn ja, wie:-)
Bernhard Sulzer United States Local time: 20:43 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 8
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Explanation: Last week’s intensive tasting in Wiesbaden’s Kurhaus of 225 top quality wines as officially recognised by the VDP association of top German wine estates, mainly from more southerly wine regions, was much more varied. Almost all of these ‘great growths’, or Grosses Gewächs wines are dry, in line with current German thinking that dry wines are inherently superior to sweeter ones. And at $45 a bottle and up in the US (invisible in the UK), these wines are considerably more expensive than most sweeter German wines.
The VDP Accord of 2002 represents the input of the VDP regional associations, who conscientiously helped define the basic profile of great growth wines without losing sight of varying local conditions. The result is a uniform framework of binding measures for all estates that wish to produce great growth wines. It recognizes that regional differences must be respected in order to produce inimitable wines of the highest quality possible.
Cru classé (Great Growth) : Classification of quality Bordeaux produced in Chateaux and Estates. Grands Crus Classés ranking from 1st to 5th grade are the best of the best! Visit "Crus classés (Great growths)". http://www.terroir-france.com/wine/glossary.htm
Members’ vineyards (or portions thereof) will be carefully classified by the VDP regional associations in consultation with members whose vineyards have already been classified. This forms the basis of the categories of a "quality pyramid” as follows:
I. Grosse Gewächse / Erste Gewächse (great growths / Rheingau: first growths)
II. Klassifizierte Lagenweine (wines from a classified site)
III. Guts- und Ortsweine ("house wines” labeled with a proprietary name and/or the name of a village or region)"
Steffen Walter Germany Local time: 02:43 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 16