Name for a special sweet wine, which is obtained from raisin grapes. Such wines were already in the antiquity produced. The manufacturing process is somewhat different in the individual countries. The late read grapes are often air-dried for months on straw mats, reeds (therefore also reed wine) or as shown in the picture on wooden frames. The deprivation of water increases extremely Sugar- and Total extract values reached. In Austria is this a Prädikatswein Type, Other wines produced in the same or similar form are Commandaria from Cyprus, Samos and Vinsanto from Greece following the procedure Passito or Recioto produced wines from Italy and the Vin de paille from France.
All work, techniques and measures in the vineyard during the growth cycle can be found at Weingarten Care, Complete lists of the numerous cellar techniques, as well as the wine, sparkling wine and distillate types regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,