Qualitatswein mit Prädikat, abbreviated QmP (quality wine with special attributes) must fulfill the following conditions:
• be produced exclusively from German produce from the legally recognized roster of grapes permitted in Gemany, grown in one Bereich (district) within one of the 13 specified wine-growing regions; the region must be declared on the label
• must reach a natural alcohol content as legally prescribed for the region, grape variety and special attribute (level of ripeness at harvest) of the wine
• must reach an existing alcohol content of at least 7% by volume (the minimum for Beeren-, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein is 5.5% by volume).
Chaptalization is never permitted for these wines.
Also one of the following six special attributes must be identified on the label and the wines are subject to additional regulations concerning ripeness level, and in some cases, method of harvesting. In ascending order of ripeness at harvest the attributes are: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Berrenauslese (BA), Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA).
Source: Deutsches Weininstitut | www.germanwines.de