Wine Filter: Austria

Terrassen Gruner Veltliner, Huber 2015

Markus Huber was born in 1979, and received his education in viniculture and oenology in Klosterneuburg, Austria. After visits abroad in South Africa in the year 2000, he began to gradually expand his small, more than 250 year old family-owned winery into an internationally recognised, leading Austrian company. His goal is the production of white wines of the highest quality among many awards at home and abroad, Markus Huber was elected Austria’s “Falstaff Winemaker of the Year 2015”.

This wine is entirely made from the most important grape variety in Austria, Grüner Veltliner, which achieved worldwide awareness and popularity at the end of the last century. A complex and elegant wine with aromas of herbs and yellow fruit. A wine which is characterised by its precision and fine mineralogy, with a striking potential for ageing!

Heinrich Burgenland St. Laurent 2012

Like Pinot Noir? You’ll love St Laurent, a kissing cousin variety that’s popular in this part of Eastern Austria, overlooking the shallow Neusiedlersee that stretches into Hungary. Fruits of the forest, spice and supple tannins make it a slightly earthier cousin of Pinot Noir. Like Pinot Noir, serve it a little cooler than many reds to give the fruit a crunch with duck or roasted vegetables.