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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Selection was introduced into german wine law in 2000 as a class of estate-bottled dry-tasting wine hand harvested at no less than 12.2% potential alcohol and subject inter alia to the unusual stipulation that the vineyard surface to be utilized had to be declared by 1 May before the harvest, ostensibly to permit greater administrative oversight. To say that this category failed to catch on appears to be an understatement.