2013 Huber "Terrassen" Grüner Veltliner

SKU #1156538 Wine Enthusiast

 Green pear aromas are joined by a playful, floral note and lifted lightness; on the slender palate there is peppery arugula, too. A super-refreshing summer white.  (8/2014)

K&L Notes

The 2013 Huber "Terrassen" Gruner Veltliner springs from the glass with hints of fresh melon, white flowers, notes of nutmeg and pear. The palate is alive with bright and crisp fruit flavors of honey dew melon, fresh cut pear, hints of graham cracker and freshly crushed stone. The acidity gives the framework for the wine which has great mouthfeel and presence on the palate with a lively finish and deft balance this wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with fresh fish or roast chicken,

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Gruner Veltliner

- Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape variety in Austria, making up about a third of all the vineyard land in the country, according to importer extraordinaire Terry Thiese. The varietal has definitely increased in popularity of the past few years, as sommeliers and wine directors loaded their lists with this spicy white because it pairs well with so many things. Its bouquet has been described as floral, tending to toward musky, with hints of peppery greens, lentils, citrus and red fruit with a distinctive mineral quality. In the mouth the wine can be broad or precise, but is almost always distinguished by bracing acidity and flavors that mirror the nose. A notoriously good ager, you can drink GrüVes in their youth, or let them evolve in complexity in your cellar.


- Austria is a well-respected wine-growing region in Europe. Yet, even though they make about a third the volume of wine as Germany, not many of these fine bottles make it to the shelves of American wine merchants or restaurants. Lucky for us, their anonymity has translated into incredible value from simple, everyday whites to exquisite dessert wines. Austria shares many grape varieties with Germany—Riesling is king here, too. But the style of Austrian whites is much dryer and more potent. Grüner Veltliner is Austria's second-most-important varietal and makes whites of great versatility and pleasure.