Weingut Hiedler   Kamptal, Austria  
 
 
 
  Ludwig Hiedler (28ha)
Langenlois / Kamptal / Austria

From 35 hectares of Erste Lage holdings in the Kamptal, Ludwig Hiedler is crafting some of the most interesting, texturally compelling wines of the region. The Hiedler family has been producing wine in Langelois since the mid-18th century. Starting in 1980, Ludwig and María Angeles Hiedler have lead 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 two 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 veltiliner and riesling, the Hiedlers work with weissburgunder, the first plantings of which were planted by Ludwig’s father in the Schenkenbickl, a ‘Grand Cru’ plot just below the Käferberg. The estate is a pioneer in ecological winegrowing and only sustainable vineyard practices are implemented – intense cover of herbs and flowering vegetation are used, as well as a compost program and integrated pest management.  The first organic experiments began in the sites Thal and Kittmannsberg and have extended throughout Hiedler’s parcels.

Ludwig extends his natural approach to his vines in the cellar as well. For the past several years now, Ludwig has operated with only spontaneous fermentations, without temperature control, enzymes or even SO2. Grapes are selectively harvested by hand.  After fermentation, wines are matured in either stainless steel or casks made with local Langenlois acacia, employing extended lees contact and selective batonnage. 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.


Vineyard area: 28 hectares

Top sites: Thal, Losierberg, Spiegel, Heiligenstein, Gaisberg

Soil types: Sandy loess and loam, gravel, eroded desert sandstone

Grape varieties: 45% Grüner Veltliner, 15% Riesling, 10% Weissburgunder, 10% Chardonnay, 3% Frühroter Veltliner, 17% Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese 
 
 
  Wines:      
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Gruner Veltliner 'Loess', L. Hiedler 2012    
Gruner Veltliner 'Loess', L. Hiedler 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg 'November', L. Hiedler 2011    
Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg, L. Hiedler 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Thal, L. Hiedler 2011    
Gruner Veltliner Thal, L. Hiedler 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Thal, L. Hiedler 2013    
Muscat Ottonel , L. Hiedler 2013    
Riesling 'Urgestein', L. Hiedler 2011    
Riesling 'Urgestein', L. Hiedler 2012    
Riesling 'Urgestein', L. Hiedler 2013    
Riesling Gaisberg, L. Hiedler 2012    
Riesling Gaisberg, L. Hiedler 2013    
Riesling Heiligenstein, L. Hiedler 2012    
Riesling Heiligenstein, L. Hiedler 2013    
Riesling Steinhaus 'Perfume', L. Hiedler 2010    
Riesling Steinhaus, L. Hiedler 2013    
Weissburgunder 'Maximum', L. Hiedler 2009    
Weissburgunder 'Maximum', L. Hiedler 2010    
Weissburgunder Eiswein, L. Hiedler 2008   (375ML)
Weissburgunder Schenkenbichel, Hiedler 1994    
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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