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Gault&Millau Wine Guide Austria 2023

November 11, 2022

Best Austrian Chardonnay – Best Austrian Riesling …

Gault&Millau just published the Austrian Wine Guide 2023 evaluating its best wines of vintage 2020 and 2021. Bründlmayer Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben 2020 has been ranked on top of the Reisling list with of 19,5/20 P.

This is even more remarkable as, in the public mind, 2020 stands in the shadow of 2021. Only two wines of the top ten Rieslings are of vintage 2020. Our follow up vintage will only be released in late Spring 2023. Also, with regards to the outstanding performance of the 2020, we expect a rising demand. ‘Zöbinger Heiligenstein’ has long since become a regular in the hit-parades of the wine-press:

“This is a state-of-the art Riesling: Bründlmayer's Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein Alte Reben (…2020…) is the epitome of an elegant Riesling. Striking with plenty of the finest fruit and a minerality, leading to pure salinity; a firm and vibrant acidity, fascinating tension and great potential make it simply complete. (translated from German, quoted freely: Gault&Millau Weinguide Austria 2023, p. 100*)

Willi Bründlmayer had his first big international success as a young vintner with Chardonnay. Leading the Gault&Millau list of Austria’s top Burgundy varietal wines today shows once again the estates impressive continuity as a “Beacon of Austrian Wine” (J. Robinson, FT)

“(quote…) Bründlmayer Chardonnay Ried Steinberg is really something (‘a clear message’). For us it is obviously on an equal footing with the best wines of Burgundy.” (see above*)

The impressive performance of our 2020-ies is completed by the legendary “Grüner Veltliner Ried Kammerner Lamm” its 2020 version landing in the middle of the current Gault&Millau top ten Grüner hit list.