93 points James Suckling
"Time to sit up and pay attention, because otherwise you might not pick up just how subtle and silky this floral dry white is. Discreet acidity, but the finish is long and very delicate. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Stadlmann family are most renowned for their riveting and age-worthy Rotgipfler and Zierfandler. Only about 120 hectares of Rotgipfler and 75 hectares of Zierfandler still exist in the Thermenregion, and Stadlmann is their clear standard-bearer, having perfected the management of these finicky varieties through accumulated generational wisdom. Rotgipfler (named for its red (“rot”) shoots) must be carefully managed to avoid overproduction, and loses acidity quickly once it achieves phenolic ripeness. And these varieties’ late-maturing nature, a result of the daily cooling winds which descend eastward from the nearby Alps, only serves to increase the possibility for calamity during the lengthy growing season. Rotgipfler Anning: Analogous to Burgundy’s regional wines, Stadlmann’s basic Rotgipfler is named after the Anning hills which characterize the northern part of the Thermenregion. Produced in large part from younger vines planted in the lower, flatter parts of these hillside vineyards, the Rotgipfler Anning ferments with naturally occurring yeasts in large, neutral Viennese oak, and rests on its fine lees until it is bottled the May after harvest. Its core of round, broad, melon-like fruit is given ample definition by a blatantly saline sense of minerality, and it possesses exceptional cling and concentration given its modest level of alcohol.