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A territorial stamp category of the Lower Austrian winegrowers association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus for dry white wines. Overall, there are the three quality levels Steinfeder, Federspiel and (as highest) emerald, The name Federspiel comes from falconry, which used to be in the winegrowing area Wachau was very popular. The Federspiel (also bitch, Vorlass) are tied wings of a white dove, which were thrown by the falconer in the air to lure an escaped hawk back again. The name should symbolize the racy elegance of these dry white wines. The Mostgewicht must be at least 17 ° KMW (85 ° Oe), the alcohol content may be between 11.5 and a maximum of 12.5% vol .; it is not allowed enrich respectively. This level corresponds to the generally valid Austrian quality level cabinet,

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