As a young man, Marcus Huber took the reins of his
family’s small 250-year-old winery in the tiny Traisental
region of Austria and quickly turned it into an
internationally recognized, iconic producer of what
is arguably Austria’s signature white wine, Grüner
His entrepreneurial efforts garnered
Marcus and Weingut Huber the prestigious “Best of
Austria” award in January 2016.
as the name suggests, comes from dry, chalky
terraced plots that are temperature-regulated by
cool air from the Alps and the warming influence
of the Danube River.
The limestone-infused soils
create an elegant, aromatic wine with subtle white
pepper spiciness and a pronounced mineral note.
It is low
in alcohol (12.3 % ABV), fresh and fruity, but with a firm
backbone and wonderful finesse, setting a high standard
for excellence and value.
Delightful on its own, it pairs
beautifully with fish and poultry dishes, Mediterranean
recipes, Asian cuisine and even raw fish (sushi/sashimi).
|At the tender age of twenty-three, Markus Huber took over the task of making wine at his family’s winery in the Traisental region of Austria. The Huber family has been making wine from their land for five generations, but has owned it since 1778, which equates into nine generations. The first four generations practiced coopering. Markus and his father, Anton share the efforts of viticulture, while it is now all Markus’s hand in the cellar. Wines from Austria named Markus Huber the young winemaker of the year 2002. Also in Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, edition 123 it is written that "25-year old Huber is one of the most promising new talents in the Austrian wine industry".