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.