92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Notes of ripe red apple and green pear waft from the glass. The palate swings with ripe apple and a lovely pithy texture that unites citrus pith and zest in a lovely, concentrated fashion. Wonderful expression with tons of freshness."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Paula and Hans Diwald pioneered their winery’s conversion to completely organic viticulture during a time when chemicals and additives were prominent in winemaking. In 1980, the Diwalds converted their 4 hectare farm into a vineyard. After some trial and error with chemical fertilizers, the two made the decision to farm organically in order to improve the quality of their fruit. Today Martin Diwald leads the second generation of the family’s commitment to producing wine that reflects Wagram’s environment, resources, and land.
Notes on the Fruhroter Veltliner from David Schildknecht for Vinous: “‘I’m very concerned that this traditional, un-modern variety survives’ says Diwald of Frühroter Veltliner, and the present example helps make his case for that grape (whose parents are Sylvaner and Roter Veltliner)...’Frühroter Veltliner likes cool years,’ explains Diwald. Presumably, the authorities will let this wine’s delightful name – which means ‘Thief’s Nest’ – stand as a bit of ‘fantasy’ rather than viewing it as an unregistered, illegitimate vineyard designate.