93 points James Suckling
92 points Falstaff
"Light golden yellow, silver reflections. Delicately honeyed, fresh pear fruit, a hint of candied orange zest. Medium-bodied, white apple, fine acid structure, mineral-citrusy finish, versatile."
Vinous Reverie Notes
In the rolling hills of Austria’s Thermenregion, just 20 minutes south of Vienna, the Stadlmann family has tended the vine since 1780. Eighth-generation Bernhard Stadlmann, who took the reins from his father Johann with the 2006 vintage, holds three doctoral degrees, but he chose ultimately to dedicate his life to continuing and refining the traditions established by his long chain of predecessors. And Bernhard’s wines are complex, distinctive, and saturated with a sense of place. Zierfandler Anning: Produced in large part from younger vines planted in the lower, flatter parts of these hillside vineyards, it ferments with naturally occurring yeasts in large, neutral Viennese oak, and rests on its fine lees until the May after harvest. In keeping with its varietal character, this offers a subdued fruit profile with a palate of intense minerality and a firm structure.