Federspiel, the middle of three ripeness categories for dry white wines from the Wachau region of Austria, between the earlier picked also Steinfeder and later picked Smaragd. The rules for Federspiel stipulate grapes picked at a minimum must weight of 83 °oechsle, or 17 ºKMW, and fermenting unchaptalized to 11.0­–12.5% alcohol by volume. The name originates from the once popular Wachau pastime of falconry, Federspiel referring to the practice of calling in the falcon while hawking.