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The 2014 Grüner Veltliner (100% of this varietal) offers faint lime-blossom notes intermixed with grapefruit and nectarine. It is fresh, elegant, light-bodied, dry and best drunk over the next year. (1,000-milliliter bottle)
" This is a young family-run winery located in the north-east of Austria, in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf. The owners Sylvia and Martin Hugl aim to produce fruity, full-bodied wines that are typical of the region and the soils. They make use of the experience of their parents and combine it with their know-how and modern techniques to create high-quality wines. To keep quality high they limit quantity by cutting back, thinning, and green harvesting. A careful handling of the grapes during harvesting is as necessary, along with a cool fermentation in the cellar. Grüner Veltliner represents about 70 % of the winery's vineyards. This is an intense and concentrated wine offering pleasant citrus and grapefruit aromas, exotic tropical fruits with a hint of freshly ground white pepper. Full-bodied dry wine with a firm mineral backbone, giving it the strength of character to work well with many cuisines. ~ Winery Notes
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This young, family-run winery is located in the north-east of Austria, in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf. The owners, Sylvia and Martin Hugl, make use of the experience of their parents and combine it with their know-how and modern techniques to create high-quality wines. They combined their family estates, Hugl and Wimmer, with the 2013 vintage.
Their main focus is on Grüner Veltliner in all its diversity. Their goal is to produce easy-drinking wines suitable for every occasion, with fruity, fresh white wines and elegant, classic red wines.
Martin graduated from the AGRO-HAK Agricultural College and subsequently studied at the University of Applied Sciences for International Business Relations. Since 2007 he has been responsible for quality control in the vineyards and for wine-making and he is the first point of contact for sales.
Sylvia graduated from the HBLA for Wine and Fruit Production at Klosterneuburg and subsequently studied Tourism at Vienna Business University. Sylvia is responsible for tastings, marketing and accounting, although her first priority lies with daughters, Valerie and Helena, who like to be involved in everything.
Hugl Weine's vineyards are located within a 2 km (1.2 mi) radius around the town of Poysdorf. Even though the vineyards are close to each other, there are many different soil types.
The terroir of the vineyards ranges from light, sandy soils in the more northerly sites, to medium loam soils and deep-seated loess and loam soils.
The different vineyard locations allow Hugl to produce a broad range of grape varieties. Even the character of Grüner Veltliner is strongly influenced by the type, as well as the depth of the soil.
In addition to using the best cellar technologies, they emphasize the work in the vineyards and the soils. Prime south- and south-west-facing hillsides and the loam soil, ideally suited for wine growing, are the basic conditions for high quality. They own and cultivate 22 hectares (54.3 acres) of vineyards and cooperate additionally with several partners who are cultivating grapes according to their quality targets. They buy grapes from 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of vineyards.