- a German quality rating for wine produced from grapes that have been individually selected from a bunch, ensuring that the winemaker can use the grapes that have reached optimum ripeness, expressed numerically as grapes with at least 110 degrees sugar on the Oechsle scale. This quality rating is just above the middle level of the six categories that make up the Qualitätswein mit Prädikat system in Germany. It normally refers to sweet, rich, golden white wines, made mostly from botrytised grapes. Not every vintage produces wines that meet this specification. Beerenauslese is also an official category of Prädikatswein in Austria.