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Federspiel

A regional brand category of the Lower Austrian Wine Association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus for dry white wines. There are a total of three quality levels Steinfeder, Federspiel and (as the highest) emerald, The name Federspiel comes from the falcon hunt that used to be in the wine-growing region Wachau was very popular. The Federspiel (also Luder, Vorlass) are bound together wings of a white pigeon, which were thrown into the air by the falconer in order to lure back an escaped falcon. The name is intended to symbolize the classy 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 applicable Austrian quality level cabinet,

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