2018 Hiedler Riesling Langenlois

Kamptal, Austria

A composed, yet spicy teutonic Austrian Riesling with steely minerality.



About This Wine

The historic town of Langenlois is not only the centre of the Kamptal appellation, but also the at the heart of the Hiedler story.

Their Riesling vines grow on the terraced slopes northwest of the town, an area completely formed out of metamorphic and crystalline rock soils. This elegant Riesling is characterised by a fine stone fruit aroma and juicy minerality, with complexity and depth, yet surprisingly moderate acidity, and a nice rounded persistent finish.

It’s a wine which unmistakably reflect its origin and the character of Langenlois and provides a true glimpse into the wines of this historic producer.

About Hiedler

Founded in 1856, the Hiedler winery is now run by the 4th and 5th generations of the family; Ludwig II and his sons Dietmar and Ludwig III.

With historical records of their vineyards growing fruit as far back as the 13th century, they are truly custodians of ancient vineyards. The Hiedler family was instrumental in the creation of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter (Traditional Austrian Wineries) association in 1992, with the stated goal to classify the vineyards of Austria.

All their viticultural practices are done by hand, and it has been decades since any herbicides, or pesticides have been used in the vineyards. In the cellar the focus is on the use of indigenous yeasts for fermentation, while allowing nature to take its course without manipulation.


Dietmar, Ludwig II, Ludwig III
Dietmar, Ludwig II, Ludwig III
The 4th and 5th generation of the Hiedler Family, Kamptal Austria
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hand-picking the ripe grapes, we already get a good feeling for the emerging wines. In the cellar we slightly crush the berries and leave them to soak in their juice for several hours to extract the fine aroma from the skins. We then press them very gently, with the lowest possible pressure. The yellow-green musts ferment with wild & cultured yeast from our Kamptal vineyards.

wine needs time. In our old natural cellar it can unfold freely. It has been carved out of the loess by hand, is full of living history and filled with a unique scent. The winding cave gives space to stainless-steel tanks, traditional acacia barrels and a few small oak barrels. Here our wines age on the lees for several months before we bottle them, taking advantage of the beneficial properties of high atmospheric pressure and the waxing moon.


Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.5
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Heidler man-made cellar
The Heidler man-made cellar
Langenlois, Austria
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"A composed and steely riesling with bright chamomile, honeysuckle, freshly squeezed lemons and lime cordial. Medium-bodied and very taut on the palate, riding a wave of citrus fruit and zippy acidity. Structured and rather spicy on the finish. Drink now or hold." James Suckling, October 2019 (James Suckling) 


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