In terms of wine laws, Austrian wine is regulated according to the KMW scale, similar to German Oeschle. They also use the designations tafelwein and landwein as well as qualitätswein. Kabinettwein is a separate category, and the Prädikatsweine start with Spätlese, then Auslese as in Germany. This is followed by strohwein, from overripe, dried grapes, Eiswein and Beerenauslese. BA is followed in richness by ausbruch, made from botrytized grapes in either a lighter or a heavier style, and the final category is Trockenbeerenauslese. Steinfeder, Federspeil and Smaragd
Austrian wine has three additional categories which are much more often seen on labels in the U.S. Steinfeder is the lightest, roughly QbA in quality. Next is Federspiel, similar to Kabinett, and finally Smaragd, a level of richness on par with Spätlese.
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