The Hiedlers are an Austrian-Spanish husband-and-wife team. They make a wide range of styles including sweet wines, reds, and Chardonnay, Muskat Ottonel and Weissburgunder/ Pinot Blanc from 20 ha of vineyards around Langenlois. But the real focus is of course Grüner Veltliner, accounting for over half the vineyard area, and Riesling. With the emphasis on fruit intensity the wines are in marked contrast to many other producers. There is also impressive depth and minerality to the top wines if not the extra class or expression of some. Grüner Veltliner Thal adds more depth over a soundly made Spiegel version. Rieslings Steinhaus and Heiligenstein show atypically rich fruit while Riesling Maximum is a big, rich, powerful, somewhat Alsace in style offering but develops well. Riesling isalso made from Gaisberg and Urgestein and there are further examples of Grüner Veltliner. A cool, minerally Sauvignon Blanc shows some potential too.
To find out more about Hiedler and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Austria..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.