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
91/100 vinous, David Schildknecht
"Last tasted from tank a month ahead of its anticipated midsummer 2016 bottling, this displays a lush, bittersweet personality. Walnut and apple seed lend piquancy to ripe apple and quince on a glycerol-rich, expansive, palpably extract-rich palate. The soothing as well as stimulating finish deliciously illustrates Hiedler’s often-expressed preference for wine that displays extract and “schmaltz.”" Drink 2017 - 2022
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
"The soft and refreshing nose of mandarin peel plays about the nose. The palate conquers with the same purity and freshness of ripe citrus, aided by a pithy texture that helps to corral all the fruit. Wonderfully appetizing and full of charming mandarin and tangerine notions. Very lasting."
"Steep, south-facing slope. Spiced depths and exotically perfumed. Creamy textured and honeyed richness on the palate. Excellent balance even with such richness. Ultra-spicy on the long, generous finish. (JH)." Drink 2018 - 2030
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