Since 1996, Michael Moosbrugger has taken this ancient (est. 1171), monastic estate to the forefront of Austrian winemaking. ‘floral perfume points to the inclusion of Heiligenstein raw material, and a tingling, energetically interactive finishing impression confirms the performance of a superb value well above its generic class’ 90 points, David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com.
Rudi Pichler Riesling Federspiel 2012
Rudi Jnr took over the family estate in 1997 and has since established himself as one of the top winemakers in the Wachau. ‘lime and apple scent Pichler’s 2010 Riesling Federspiel, whose buoyant palate impression … incorporates generous primary juiciness for a refreshing, stimulatingly tangy, stone-tinged and sustained finish.’ 90 points, David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com.
Hiedler Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012
Ludwig Hiedler is the 4th generation owner of this biodynamic vineyard in Langenlois, established in the 1800s. ‘the combination of breadth and levity, textural richness and bright juiciness is quite irresistible. Well-integrated pit piquancy and maritime salinity’ 90 points, David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com.
Hirsch Grüner Veltliner Heiligenstein 2012
This is a winery with roots that go back to the 16th century, run today by Johannes Hirsch, one of the quality leaders of Kamptal. ‘Beet root and tobacco earthiness along with incisive cut of pepper cress make for complexity, contrast and counterpoint on a richly expansive yet refreshing palate and in a sappily clinging, clear and protracted finish. This will perform with outstanding versatility at table’ 90 points, David Schildknecht, eRobertParker.com.