To produce the Grüner Veltliner “Terrassen” Huber a careful selection of the ripest grapes takes place, before they are crushed and left in contact with the skins for 6 hours. The grapes are then pressed and fermented in stainless steel and finally kept on the lees for three months.
The Huber family has winemaking roots dating back more than 220 years. Today the winery in Reichersdorf is in its 10th generation and is run by Markus Huber. His outstanding ability to manage the winery with sensitivity and consistency, both in the vineyards and the cellars, has ensured that in a very short space of time he has established Huber wines as an internationally acclaimed, leading producer of the region. In no other Austrian wine-producing area does Grüner Veltliner represent such a large proportion of territory: cultivated in 63% of the Traisental´s vineyards, Grüner Veltliner is unquestionably number one here. However, Riesling too is a specialty of the Traisental. The vines are mainly planted on terraces – some of them quite minuscule – comprised of dry and very limy gravel soils. They give the wines a very individual profile: a strong body and a solid backbone. Minerals provide flavour and support the acidity structure, which helps boost the longevity of the wines. Pannonian influences paired with the cool air from the Alps result in warm days and cool nights – special climatic factors that led to the development of very fine aromas and a spicy finesse that really characterise the Grüner Veltliners made here. Additionally, the nearby Danube River plays a temperature-regulating role. Huber’s Riesling Engelreich (made from an especially rocky, southeastern exposed conglomerate site between Reichersdorf and Inzersdorf) is characterised by delicate aromas and flavors of white peach and apricot blossom, framed by very high but fine-boned acidity, while the Grüner Veltliner Steigen is full of subtle apple and dried pear notes on the nose and palate, with complicating notes of fresh tobacco, pepper and fennel. It’s a very elegant wine.