'Kittmansberg' Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC Reserve 2015
Hiedler - 'Kittmansberg' Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC Reserve 2015 (89 tsomw points)
Ludwig Hiedler is a successful winegrower in the Kamptal (Austria). Together with his Spanish wife Maria-Angeles, he leads the family business, which was founded in 1856 by his great-grandfather. Since Ludwig took over the winery in 1981 the estate has grown from 8 to 30 hectares. The Hiedler wines always have a special signature and are unmistakable personalities.
Their wines always have a light creamy character with a nice acidity with lots of roundness and body. Almost all wines have been fermented spontaneously since 2005. Spontaneous fermentation runs slower and the acids harmonize naturally. Also, most wines (also Grüner Veltliner and Riesling) get a little bit of malolactic fermentation, which gives them just a little bit more roundness, without losing it to primary aromas or freshness. He leaves the wines in contact with the fine yeast for a long time and does not finish the wines too early.
About the wine and vineyard:
Calcareous loess / loam soil. (From the vineyard Kittmannsberg, which is classified as "Erste Lage" and is a top vineyard for Grüner Veltliner, the most powerful Grüner Veltliners from the Hiedler wine estate)
Approx. 5 hours of skin contact, then fermented in steel at approx. 20 ° C. Spontaneous fermentation without the addition of yeasts or enzymes. After fermentation, a further ripening in acacia wooden barrels follows.
Still young this GV. It has enough cellar potential but also young I like a good GV. Decanter fort his young wine is a good option.
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the nose ripe pear and apples, grassy, nectarines with hints of citrus, white pepper and light petrol.
On the palate well balanced with nice light round waxy mouthfeel and vibrant acidity and light residual sweetness. The palate shows a recall of the palate with al long fresh and concentrated finish.