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2015 Hiedler Riesling Urgestein

2015 Hiedler Riesling Urgestein

92 Points John Caro
2015 Hiedler Riesling Urgestein
92 Points John Caro

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A superb Austrian Riesling from experts Hiedler. This has minerality similar to a German wine - although with a saline complexity - while the Austrian climate gives a little more fruit richness and texture. Somewhere between French and German styles, this convincing wine is nonetheless something all its own. But there's only one way to find out - at $30 this is a steal.

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Overview

Grape

Riesling

Its Origins

From 35 hectares of Erste Lage (Grand Cru) holdings in the Kamptal, the Hiedler family has been producing wine in Langelois since the mid-18th century. Starting in 1980, Ludwig and María Angeles Hiedler have led operations, while their son Ludwig Jr. finishes his winemaking studies and practicum at Von Volxem. Hiedler’s holdings are in the best vineyards in the Kamptal, with Riesling parcels in the Heiligenstein and Gaisberg, and Grüner Veltliner in the deep loess vineyards that rest at the base of those mountains: Lamm, Grub, and Renner. Hiedler’s other sites in the area include a ‘Grand Cru’ monopole, Thal, Spiegel, Steinhaus, and Loiserberg. In addition to Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, the Hiedlers work with Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), the first plantings of which were planted by Ludwig’s father in the Schenkenbickl, a ‘Grand Cru’ plot just below the Käferberg. All organic/natural practices. Notably, malolactic fermentation is never blocked but allowed to occur naturally, allowing Hiedler a quite broad and unique dimension of texture and weight; a distinctive approach to both Grüner Veltliner and Riesling from this region.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Fallstaff Magazine 2016/17

"Ripe yellow peach, a touch of apricot, orange zest and honey. Juicy, elegant, delicate fruit-sweetness, nuances of tropical fruit, fine acidity, salty finish, good aging potential." Drink 2016 - 2018

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Gentle Mirabelle and lemon envelope nose and palate in a refreshing but soft embrace. This delicate wine combines lightness of touch with immense and sprightly citrus freshness. It works like a lemon sorbet: it cleanses, refreshes and tones. The lasting citrus flavors are a real bonus."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2018

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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