Federspiel, the middle of three official ripeness categories for dry white wines from the Wachau region of Austria, between the earlier picked Steinfeder and the later picked Smaragd. The rules for Federspiel stipulate grapes picked at a minimum must weight of 83 °Oechsle, or 17 ºKMW, fermented without chaptalization to 11.0­–12.5% alcohol. The name comes from the once popular Wachau pastime of falconry, Federspiel referring to the practice of calling in the falcon while hawking.