Weingut Knoll Loibner Federspiel Gruner Veltliner 2009
Gruner Veltliner from Austria
Federspiel is the second highest quality level specific to the Wachau region. The term actually refers to a lure used in falconry and symbolizes the racy acidity of these wines.
Medium bodied, well balanced Gruner Veltliner that represents the classical style of eastern Wachau. Crisp, fresh but not light, more spicy than fruity, good length.
Weingut Knoll Winery
Emmerich Knoll III, an exhuberent spokesperson for the Wachau region, farms the family’s 15 hectares of land and crafts wines that clearly express the Unterloiben terroir where some of Austria's most famous vineyards live. This family run winery is a treasure that has been estate owned and operated for over three generations. The majority of the Knoll's vineyard plantings are dedicated to Gruner Veltliner and Riesling, but the family also farms small amounts of Rivaner, Gelber Traminer, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. A member of "Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus," an association of Wachau winemakers who follow strict quality control rules, the Knoll Winery upholds stringent farming and winemaking standards that vintage after vintage propel their wines to the top of restaurant, collector and critic’s lists. Knoll wines are easily recognized by their distinct label that depicts an ornate image of St. Urban the patron saint of winemakers and vineyards. While in the Wachau, one can also dine at the family’s acclaimed, 400 year old restaurant, Loibnerhof Familie Knoll. View all Weingut Knoll Wines
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2 ratings, 2 with reviews47/29/2011
This wine is fruity definitely not on the sweet side. I taste a bit of coconut and an oaky aftertaste.Jason Carey - Oakland, CA44/13/2011
- Rich & Creamy
This is an intense, dense yet light bodied wine which has excellent ballance, great acidity and deep fruit flavors. Will age, but also beautiful now.
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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