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2016 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Langenlois

2016 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Langenlois

91 Points Wine Enthusiast
2016 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Langenlois
91 Points Wine Enthusiast

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A beautifully textured, gently complex Gruner from its homeland in Austria. The Hiedler Langenlois was formerly called 'Spiegel' and remains their superb estate Gruner, a variety they make to some of the world's highest standards of quality using organic values. "Saline, savory, sweet character worthy of a great Chablis" - Hiedler shows why Gruner is weirldy like great Burgundy, but cheaper. The umami minerality is superb with or without white meats - and superb fullstop. Serious value.

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$31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Gruner Veltliner

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

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Green apple appears amidst the more usual yellow and green-pear fruit and sets a fresh accent. The palate carries through on these vivid fruit notes and adds yeasty, savory spice: white pepper and arugula leaf create real interest. it's very refreshing and totally moreish."

92/100 Falstaff Magazine 2016/17 (2015 vintage)

"Hints of honeydew melon, a touch of yellow apple, minerality. Juicy, elegant, balanced texture, fine acidity, delicate fruit-sweetness, a versatile food companion."

90/100 Vinous, David Schildknecht (2015 vintage)

"Scents and luscious palate presence of honeydew melon and kiwi thankfully incorporate enough of the piquancy and tang associated with their rinds that a soft and expansive palate performance still manages to invigorate. Suggestions of white peach close to the core reinforce the stimulation and refreshment delivered by a lingering finish whose subtle salinity lends saliva-inducement."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Gruner Veltliner

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Kamptal

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with PORK

Taste

2

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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