Origin & Terroir
Grapes from different small terraced vineyard plots were carefully hand-picked for this wine. The majority of the grapes come from the vineyards surrounding Spitz, Dürnstein and Weissenkirchen. This Riesling Federspiel reflects the unique climate and primary rock soils of the Wachau Valley.
Riesling is a grape variety of excellent international reputation. The share of Riesling on the total production in Austria amounts to just above 3% - at Domäne Wachau, this share is almost 20%. Riesling from Wachau convinces through particular elegance, finesse and structure.
Federspiel wines have a maximum alcohol content of 12.5%. Chaptalisation is strictly forbidden. The name Federspiel is derived from falconry which was a very popular leisure time activity among the nobility in medieval times. The falcon stands for the remarkable elegance of these dry white wines. Federspiel® is a registered trademark of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus e.V.
The grapes are cultivated in the classical Lenz Moser trellis system with an average yield of 7000 kg per hectare. The grapes for this wine were harvested at the end of October. After temperature-controlled fermentation, the wine matured in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling to preserve the freshness and the fine fruit aromas.
Fresh, clear straw yellow with green reflections; present and pronounced on the nose, ripe aromas of apricot and delicate citrus fruit, hints of exotic fruit; stone fruit aromas on the palate with an elegant structure; fresh, crisp and balanced by the dense fruit; long finish.