Gruner Veltliner Thal, L. Hiedler
The Hiedler family have been farming parcels in the Thal since 1856 (planted with Grüner in 1936). 2016 is the first vintage for Ludwig Jr—he prefers less botrytis. The Thal is a terraced vineyard just south of Langelois where the soils are composed of sandy calcareous loess with underlying red sand and gravel. 2016 was a cooler vintage and played perfectly to the shift in style.
GV at its closest to Viognier or Semillon. This ’15 has a round structure that wraps around you; it’s loessier than usual, but shows
the typical fire-roasted pepper flavors; a very good vintage of this big juicy wine. – Terry Theise
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