ORIGIN & TERROIR
Chosen for their specific microclimate and meagre primary rock soils, the vineyard sites for Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen were carefully hand-picked from steeply terraced vineyards throughout the Wachau valley. It exhibits a very typical and consistent style of Grüner Veltliner from Wachau characterised by fresh fruit and pronounced minerality.
Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most important grape variety with a share of approximately one-third of the total production. At Domäne Wachau over 50% of production is Grüner Veltliner, vinified in a range of styles. This example is a medium-bodied Federspiel.
Federspiel wines have a maximum alcohol content of 12.5% and chaptalisation is strictly forbidden. The name Federspiel is derived from falconry, which was a very popular pastime 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 vines are cultivated in the classical Lenz Moser-trellis system with an average yield of eight tonnes per hectare. The grapes for this wine were handpicked between the end of September and beginning of October. Our modern grape reception system enables us to select only 100% healthy grape material. Gentle pressing, overnight settling and temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel define the vinification process. A moderate reductive treatment guarantees a fresh and fruity, yet well-structured wine.
Bright yellow-green in colour, this wine offers distinctive aromas of green apple, white pepper, hints of mango, balanced with delicate herbal notes. This Federspiel is a traditional example of Grüner Veltliner with its medium-body crisp acidity, juicy fruits and white spice on the finish.