Fragrant and light. Wines belonging to the Steinfeder style group provide a fresh, clear taste experience, with up to 11.5% alcohol by volume. The name comes from the Steinfeder, the European feather grass abounding in the Wachau’s steep rocky terraces. The grass, like the wine – feather-light.
Deeply subtle and strong in character. Wines known as Federspiel convey the many facets of their origin. Always striking a balance between elegance and depth, these wines go well in a variety of settings and, with not more than 12.5% alcohol, are ideal companions for any meal. The name recalls the art of falconry: the Federspiel was the bait used to lure the falcon homewards.
Complex and long-lived. The grapes for Smaragd wines linger longest on the vine. The result is white wines without a hint of oaking that are remarkably complex, intricately structured and heavier than many, with up to 12.5% alcohol by volume. And they display promising ageing potential. The dry stone walls of the Wachau are home to the Smaragdeidechse, the emerald-green lizard that lends its name to this wine style.