The most famous and widely planted variety in Austria. Until the 90's nowone outside of Austria had heard of the grape. Fast forward to today and a wine list is lost without it!
When grown in it's spiritual home of the Wachau Valley, the grape is designated into three ripeness/quality categories: Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd. The three show the versatile nature of the grape, from zippy, crisp but uncomplicated Steinfeder to rich, powerful and spice laden Smaragd.