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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Weingut Knoll Loibner Federspiel Gruner Veltliner 2007
Weingut Knoll Loibner Federspiel Gruner Veltliner 2007
(search item no. 98471)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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. Knoll's offerings are known for their potent floral and spice driven nose, and this Gruner is no exception, but it also has ample fruit and mineral on the palate, and as one would expect from a Federspiel quality wine, a firm acidic backbone.
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About Weingut Knoll:

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.