Contact: Sophie Fidesser, grand-daughter of Rudolf Fidesser.
Vineyards: 2017 15 hectares (37 acres).
Certification: 2007 First vintage with full organic certification. | 2016 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification.
Ortsweine: (Wines from single villages).
Gelber Muskateller, Platter: From two sites in the commune of Platt called Ried Hausweingarten, on calcareous Tonnmergel deposits from the Tertiary, and from Sandberg on fine sand with gravel.
Sauvignon Blanc, Platter: From around the commune of Platt on sandy gravel (Grunder layer deposits from the Tertiary).
Zweigelt, Platter: From around the commune of Platt. Calcareous clay (Tertiary era deposits).
Riedenweine (Wines from single vineyards).
Höhweingarten, Roter Veltliner: From the Ried Höhweingarten, a plateau on the Kapellenberg in Platt. Calcareous clay marl layers with some gravel (Tertiary sea sediments) and alternating beds of loess. | 2016 8g/l residual sugar, 6g/l acidity. Round fruit over delicate acidity iat the (Demeter Austria tasting 2018).
Höhweingarten, Weisser Traminer:Traminer Blanc from the Höhweingarten–see directly above. | 2016 14.5% alcohol. 6.7g/l acid. 5 g/l residual sugar. Nice Gewurztraminer-like rose-water flavours (Demeter Austria tasting 2018).
Kapellenberg, Grüner Veltliner: The Kapellenberg is located in the commune of Platt. Soils comprise light loess over calcareous soils with sub-layers of clay marl (Tertiary era). | 2016 Wild, spicy, good (Demeter Austria tasting 2018).
Kapellenberg, Pinot Noir: Same terroir as for the wine immediately above.
Kirchleiten: The dominant soil type here is calcareous ‘Tonmergelschichten (marine deposits from Tertiary-Laaer formation). 2015 80% Zweigelt, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Retrer Parapluieberg | The name means ‘umbrella mountain’. The vines come from two sites called Auaus and Holzapfeln located on the Manhartsberg, near the town of Retz’s windmill. Primary weathered granite and gneiss. | 2015 50% each Syrah and Zweigelt.
Retzer Stein, Grüner Veltliner | From a site in Retz called Obernalber Riede Holzapfeln. This is on the southern slopes of the Manhartsberg, geologically part of the ‘Bohemian Mass’. Primary weathered granite and gneiss (Stein means ‘stone’). | 2016 Very youthful, salty, underlying power, very good (Demeter Austria tasting 2018).
Sandberg, Sauvignon Blanc: The Sandberg comprises sandy-gravel (Grunder layer deposits from the Tertiary era). 340 metres (1,115 feet). | 2016 Lovely round salty gooseberry (Demeter Austria tasting 2018).
Sandberg, Traminer: From the Sandberg–see directly above.
Weingut Rudolf Fidesser
A-2051 Platt, Austria
Tel+43 02945.2592 | Website: www.fidesser.at