Riesling Federspiel 2012

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Federspiel is the Wachau designation for middle harvest wines, maximum 12.5% alcohol through natural fermentation.  High-lying terraces and valley sites comprising weathered soils are behind this elegant, unobtrusively fruity Riesling. A minerally wine with plenty of fruit and vibrant acidity.

Tasting Notes

High-lying terraces and valley sites comprising weathered soils are behind this elegant, unobtrusively fruity Riesling.

Food Pairing

Pair with shrimp scampi in a cream sauce, oysters with mignonette, or chicken in a peanut sauce.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Wachau
Soil composition:
Gneiss and Rocky
Training method:
Cane-pruned
Elevation:
726-1,188 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800
Yield/acre:
1.2-2.16 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1970
Harvest time:
October-November
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Riesling
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14 days
Fermentation temperature:
64-71 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration
Length of maceration:
1-2 days
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
1000-5000L
Length of aging before bottling:
7 months
Length of bottle aging:
1 month
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
Residual sugar:
1.0 g/L
Acidity:
6.3 g/L

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