Josef Ehmoser 'Wagram Terresen Gruner Veltliner 2018 75cl
The Grüner Veltliner Wagram Terrassen is their ‘estate’ wine, blended from across their vineyards in surrounding Grossweikersdorf. It is vinified entirely in stainless steel and bottled as required for release from Spring onwards, yet certainly benefits from having spent some time in bottle.
Josef and Martina are a gentle, unassuming couple based in the hamlet of Tiefenthal in Grossweikersdorf. They are quietly confident and articulate about their dedication to creating carefully produced wines, true to their region. Their professional, efficient communication skills epitomise the organised and detailed approach, characteristic to many Austrian producers running their family businesses. Josef took over the family vineyards and winery in in 1996 after completing his wine studies in Krems.
His maternal grandfather had originally set up the family business in the 1930s, buying vineyards which included vines on Hohenberg. He sold his wines in barrel to the local eateries to be served by the glass. Josef’s parents added more vineyards in the 1980s, with with couple continuing the tradition. Their 17ha are all within the commune of Grossweikersdorf and are spread across Steinberg, Hausberg, Kobel, Hohenberg and Georgenberg. Their largest holdings are in Hohenberg at nearly 8ha which account for around two thirds of the total of this single vineyard. Recently both Hohenberg and Georgenberg have been accredited as Erste Lage. Everything here is harvested by hand.