Term (also Keltertraube) for those grapes of vines for the production of Wine or spirits as brandy ( Armagnac. cognac. Metaxa etc.) and even vodka (around 85% worldwide). Other groups are those intended for consumption table grapes (Food grapes) and raisins, There are about 8,000 to 10,000 different worldwide varieties, where the morphology ( leaf shape as well as size, texture and colour the grapes or berries) is characteristic of the respective variety. The Rebstock developed during the course of the annual growth cycle Grapes. As a rule, the vintage at the best possible physiological maturity, at Prädikatswein types as late vintage. Beerenauslese. Trockenbeerenauslese or Eiswein This happens much later because it requires a special grape condition. Especially in Austria and Germany, a certain degree of sugar grape harvesting is an important criterion for the later quality of wine (see below) Mostgewicht ).