Great Reserves Collection
Impressive old vines, shaped by nature and human hands, form the basis of our great reserves. Each one of these vines has its roots deeply anchored in the Kamptal soil, allowing small grapes rich in aromatic complexity to grow. These precious fruits, from our best parcels, are only harvested in late autumn when the berries shine with a golden hue. After fermentation, the wines age for a minimum of two full winters on the lees to fully develop their potential. This package includes the following wines (0.75 liters each):

1 x Grüner Veltliner MAXIMUM 2021
1 x Riesling MAXIMUM 2021
1 x Weissburgunder MAXIMUM 2021
1 x Chardonnay TOASTED & UNFILTERED 2021
1 x Pinot Noir Ried KÄFERBERG RESERVE 2021
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About this package
→ MAXIMUM Grüner Veltliner
It takes decades for the vines to grow into a mighty, gnarled stature and for their roots to have penetrated the deepest layers of the loess and crystalline rock soils. Our Maximum is sourced from a carefully selected collection of these ancient vines that are growing in the historic terraced vineyards of Langenlois. Their yields are extremely low, resulting in exceptionally concentrated grapes. The valuable fruits are harvested late, when they have fully ripened to a golden hue. Before bottling, the wine matures for at least two full winters in traditional acacia barrels on the lees. This gives rise to a dense and mouth-filling Veltliner, pushing the limits of concentration and grape variety to the Maximum.

→ MAXIMUM Riesling
Many decades of growth form vines of mighty, gnarly stature. Our Maximum is sourced from a selction of these low yielding old vines. Their roots dig deep in the meager primary rock soils of our historic terraced slopes. 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 flavour concentration. Before bottling, the wine spends at least two full winters on the lees. This is how this dense and saline-fruity Riesling is created, with the unmistakable Hiedler signature.

We have a long tradition with Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Dr. Bruno Hiedler was the first winemaker to plant the variety in the Danube region in 1955. A time when small grapes were anything but 'en vogue'. The grapes for our Maximum are sourced from exactly this historic vineyard, with interesting & old vine genetics. The old vines grow at the foot of the Schenkenbichl slope, on river gravel which in places is criss-crossed with light, lime-rich loess. Before bottling, it matures for two full winters in large acacia casks on the lees. This is how this dense and elegant Weissburgunder is created, with the unmistakable Hiedler signature.

Chardonnay thrives on the lime-rich soils of the Kamptal. The old vines grow on the terraces of our Kittmannsberg and Thal vineyard. Here the small grapes can slowly ripen to reach their full aromatic potential. After fermentation in large and small barrels, the wine matures for two years in small, lightly toasted oak barrels. It is later bottled without filtration in order to develop its optimum quality. The result is a dense and fine-grained Chardonnay with the unmistakable Hiedler signature.

→ KÄFERBERG Pinot Noir
The grapes for our Reserve thrive on a terrace on the southeastern flank of the Käferberg vineyard. Within a small area one can find crystalline rocks alternating with much younger clay marl, sandy loess, and rare gravels that were deposited in the ancient Paratethys sea millions of years ago. A particularly high planting density and the strict yield reduction result in small-berried and concentrated grapes. The berries ferment in small, open tanks. The young wine later matures on the fine lees in oak barrels for at least two more years. The result is characterized by cool fruity elegance and calm power, which ends in spicy minerality.

In 1986, a young winemaker from Langenlois, after completing his apprenticeship in Italy, daringly smuggled a few S*****vese cuttings across the border to Austria and clandestinely planted them. Cultivating this grape variety in the Kamptal region was forbidden at the time (and continues to be today). The resourceful winemaker found a clever solution for his experiment and married the likely northernmost S*****vese in Europe with part of his Pinot Noir. This union gave birth to the Cuveé LIUBISA. Liubisa, which translates to "lovely valley," is the original name of Langenlois, bestowed upon it by the early settlers from the north who found this idyllic region.