Curiosities

Our “wine numbers”

Due to different conditions of our many plots, it often happens, that we decide to bottle several wines of the same vineyard and predicate in one vintage. These different bottlings can only be recognized by the wine number, which is the 3rd and 4th last number of the A.P.-number (Amtliche Prüfnummer). You find this number on the front label. To make it easier, the wine number is printed in bold (since vintage 2019).

The “wine number” is part of the A.P.-no.

Since vintage 2015 following numbers remained the same for a certain “category” or “character”:

Domprobst Spätlese

  • #10 – elegant, classy, lighter style
  • #05 – more complex, more dense
  • #13 – Auctionwine

Domprobst Auslese

  • #11 – elegant, classy, lighter style
  • #14 – more complex, more noble
  • #15 – Auctionwine

Himmelreich Auslese

  • #04 – elegant, classy, lighter style
  • #09 – more complex, more noble

The VDP classification statute

The VDP classification is based on a private statute of the VDP. This statute defines the quality of a wine by the terroir, the origin in connection with the quality. For the VDP, the vineyard is the decisive quality criterion.

The goal of the VDP classification is to determine the value of the best sites in Germany, to ensure the preservation of a unique cultural landscape, to recover the value of great dry wines from Germany, and to highlight the importance of the traditional fruity-sweet predicate wines.

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