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Hiedler Ludwig

The traditional family winery is located in the wine town Langenlois in the Lower Austrian wine region Kamptal, It was founded by Josef Hiedler in 1856. The company was run as a part-time job for several decades. In 1980, in the fourth generation of the family, Ludwig Hiedler was the first full-time vintner and, together with his Spanish wife María Ángeles, set the course for the future of the winery with consistent decisions. The owl as a symbol of the company should symbolize the "balance between nature and science".

The vineyards cover around 30 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Gaisberg. hazel. Heiligenstein, Kittmannsberg, Kogelberg, Schenkenbichl. mirror, Steinhaus and Thal. They are planted 90% with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner (around 50% of the stock), Riesling, White Burgundy and Chardonnay, and 10% with the red varieties Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. Most of the management is done after ecological or biological guidelines. With manual vine care and waiving herbicides will be on sustainability in the winemaking respected. By using compost. greening and wild herbs ensure lively soils and healthy growth and thereby the beneficials (natural enemies of vine pests).

The fermentation takes place in part spontaneous with wild yeast. Through intensive storage on the lees should structure minerality and digestibility are promoted. Biological acid degradation also plays a crucial role ( malolactic fermentation ). The further expansion takes place in stainless steel tanks, which are available in different sizes for the selection batches, as well as in traditional large wooden barrels (acacia) and barriques (Oak). The natural cellar embedded eight meters deep in the loess guarantees a constant cool temperature and constant humidity with optimal storage and maturing conditions for the wines. These will increase after 4 to 36 months moon phase bottled. The top wines include several Rieslings and Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC from different vineyards (first location), as well as the pure Pinot Noir and the red wine blend "Liubisa". Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a founding member of the winegrowers' association Traditional wineries Austria,

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