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L. Hiedler 'Maximum' Kamptal DAC Riesling

Many decades of growth form vines of mighty, gnarly stature. Our Maximum is sourced from a selection of these low yielding old vines. Their roots have reached the great depths of our best crus. Only the most valuable grapes of a vintage remain on the vine during the main picking season and are harvested when they have reached their full ripeness and flavor concentration. Before bottling, this great Riesling spends at least two winters on the lees.

Region: Kamptal
Winery Village: Langenlois
Grape Variety: Riesling
Appellation: Kamptal
Vineyard: Multiple
Soil: Various
Fermentation & Elevage: 50-80 year old vines. Selective harvest by hand in late October. Destemmed and crushed. Short maceration. Gently pressed with low pressure. Without sulphurization of the juice. Fermentation in stainless steel, with cultured Kamptal yeast. Matured in tank on the lees for over two winters. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in April 2019.

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kamptal
Appellation:
Kamptal
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

Highly elegant scent, blood oranges, passion fruit, on the palate some ripe apricot, cool and juicy, powerful foundation, at the same time full of verve and tension, deep and dense, extremely “drinkable”, you completely forget about it’s volume as it hovers over the palate; Beauty! – Vinaria 2019/20

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Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
94
Date:
2020-5-27
Review:
“A glint of golden peach is all the shy nose gives away, but that is enough to whet the appetite. The palate rounds out the flavors and fills the mouth with more peach, with ripe, golden Mirabelle plum and juicy ripeness. There is concentration but also lots of freshness that corsets all this generosity. Warmth, abundance of fruit and gilded freshness unite into a rich but streamlined, dry palate full of energy. Lovely now, it is certain to evolve.” ANNE KREBIEHL MW