Federspiel signifies a purely Wachau wine, fermented dry naturally between 11.5% and 12.5% alcohol. Steinriegl is the name of the vineyard sourced for this wine. It's a 12-acre site at an altitude of around 300m on calcareous, rocky and silty-loam soils. The wine is fermented and matured in stainless steel to deliver an utterly pure, clean, fragrant expression of its origin.
Powerful dry Riesling here. Stone dust, minerally feel, grapefruit and lime, green herb and spice, subtle kiwifruit and guava character, citrus zest and layers of flavour and firm dusty texture, a bit juicy, but so controlled. And very long, with a cinch of quinine to close. Magnificent. 95+ points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front August 2021