2017 Hiedler Riesling Ried Heiligenstein Erste LageRiesling from Austria
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As a founding member of the ÖTW (Association of Austria’s Traditional Wine Estates), Hiedler has been one of the motors of Austria’s vineyard classification since 1992. For dec...
- 92+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Zöbing Ried Heiligenstein 1ÖTW Riesling is very clear, intense and perfectly ripe on the nose, which is highlighted by subtle mineral and floral aromas. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated on the palate, this is a very complex, elegant, pure and stimulating Heiligenstein with some sweetness on the finish that gives a charming roundness and certainly ageability but is still good to pair with certain dishes. This is another excellent 2017 from Hiedler. Tasted at Schloss Grafenegg, September 2018.
-- Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
As a founding member of the ÖTW (Association of Austria’s Traditional Wine Estates), Hiedler has been one of the motors of Austria’s vineyard classification since 1992. For decades, the estate has been cultivating vines on some of the best vineyard sites the Kamptal has to offer. The family’s profound understanding of origin and site is a determining factor in their wine style. Their Erste Lage holdings include Riesling parcels in the famous Heiligenstein, Gaisberg and Steinhaus vineyards. Grüner Veltliner is predominantly grown on the mineral-rich loess soils south and west of Langenlois; besides the original family vineyards of the late 19th-century in Thal, parcels include Erste Lage vineyards in Kittmannsberg, Käferberg and in Schenkenbichl, a distinct and special soil, where the vines are grown on amphibolite rock.
One of the most famed and best crus in Austria, the Heiligenstein vineyard is a unique geological formation within Europe; a geological island. The old vines grow on a complex sedimentary soil structure, on sandstone conglomerate with red arkoses and volcanic quartz porphyries. The narrow terraces yield a highly complex Riesling with a strong personality.
92+ - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|