2017 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Thal

2017 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Thal

92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2017 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Thal
92 Points Wine Enthusiast

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A beautifully delicate and precise Gruner Veltliner from an historic vineyard. It was here that the family grew their first grapes in 1856, and the vines are currently up to 80 years old. Growing in sandy and chalky loess soils over mineral-rich red sand and gravel allows Gruner's floral elegance to express itself in crisp white-yellow fruits and gentle nuances of white pepper. Biodynamically grown and beautifully made, for under $40 this is outstanding wine!

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle



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

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

"This wine's shy nose offers mere hints of salty yeast. On the palate, the saltiness becomes more pronounced and is joined by white pepper and fresh lemon brightness. Ripe pear notes round it all out and let the pepperiness tingle on the finish."

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"Thal is inextricably linked to our estate. It is our oldest and most traditional vineyard, where our family cultivated their first vines in 1856. The up to 80-year-old vines grow on terraces composed of sandy and very chalky loess resting on gravel and red sand. The wine expresses the bright side of Veltliner, with delicate white and yellow fruit and a characteristic sandy minerality."

93/100 Vinous, David Schildknecht (2015 vintage)

"This leads with riveting aromatic diversity. Ripe white peach and quince, high-toned almond and pistachio extracts and musky animalistic notes set the stage for a silken-textured, glycerol-rich, enveloping palate performance. Savory blond tobacco, incisive white pepper and piquant nuttiness all lend counterpoint and, along with gushing juiciness, render this beauty as invigorating, intriguing and refreshing as it is sumptuous. I’ll be surprised, though, if it proves to be quite as long-lived as has many a Hiedler Thal."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Gruner Veltliner

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  • Maturity

    2018 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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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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