Maria Gruber –
Christian Gruber –
Ewald Gruber –
Johann Gruber –
Hermine Gruber –
Ewald Gruber sen. –
Winegarden & Controlling
Marketing & Quality Management
Accounting & Logistics
Weingut Ewald Gruber . Winzerstraße 46 . 3743 Röschitz . Tel. +43 / 29 84 / 27 65 . Fax +43 / 29 84 / 27 65 - 25 oﬃce@gruberwein.at . www.gruberwein.at
EWALD GRUBER WINERY. A FAMILY COMMITTED TO WINE.
WHAT MATTERS TO US IS SIZE: he Ewald Gruber Winery has remained a family enterprise despite its size of 70 hectares. his is in fact possible, because today three of the six children of Hermine and Ewald Gruber – Ewald jun., Maria and Johann – are already fully involved in the business. hat the family members perfectly complement one another is also a beneﬁt to the wines. TECHNOLOGY SOMETIMES MATTERS: he eldest son, Ewald Gruber, has been cellarmaster for years. He is the one in charge of winemaking, having perfected his skills during stints at highly reputed estates throughout the world. It goes without saying that Ewald Gruber’s winemaking facilities are absolutely state of the art. hey are topnotch – and the young winemaker knows exactly how to handle them. NATURE ALWAYS MATTERS: It’s no secret that quality comes from the vineyard, from the soil and from the vines, that is from the “Materia prima“, the grapes. However, it needs skill to bring into the bottle the potential inherent in the grapes. he senior, Ewald Gruber, takes care of the vineyards, knowing each one of his vines. here is a growing number of wine lovers who are enthusiastic about the perfect interplay between “outside“ and “inside”, between vineyard and cellar, between father and son. he harmony between outside and inside, between form and content, is also reﬂected by the new label design.
BUT GOOD IDEAS MATTER TOO: Ewald Gruber as one of Weinviertel’s pioneering estates gave impetus to the whole region. Among other things, Ewald Gruber sen. established the “Weinquartier” on the historic main square of the city of Retz, where you will ﬁnd 250 wines from all over the Weinviertel on 600 square meters in a stylish atmosphere. Besides being the city’s premium wine store, the “Weinquartier” boasts a lounge and a restaurant and is an ideal venue for wine tastings. Today, it is run by daughter Maria, who, along with her younger brother Johann, also looks after the marketing aspect of the company. In addition to the wines crafted from their own vineyards in Röschitz, the Grubers are also responsible for the wines sourced from the historic parcels of the Castle of Maissau and the Abbey of Altenburg at the foot of Manhartsberg.
„THIS IS HOW THEY BRING IT TO THE POINT. – PUNKTGENAU BY EWALD GRUBER“
Here’s to You!
Contents „Pepp, Pepper, Peppest!“
WITH THE BASIC WINES FOR NOVICES CALLED PEPP, EVERY PARTY WILL GET GOING AT ONCE!
- IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAY ”CHEERS”, YOU’VE GOT TO ADD “ENJOY YOUR MEAL”: THE LINE “RÖSCHITZ“ BY EWALD GRUBER.
„Selektion der Einzellagen“
THE SINGLE-VINEYARD WINES OF EWALD GRUBER: PERSONALITY AND DISTINCTIVENESS.
MULTI-FACETED WINES OF SUPREME QUALITY!
„Weingut Schloss Maissau“
MAISSAU SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PLACE WHERE VELTLINER RESIDES IN A CASTLE.
„Weingut Stift Altenburg“
HERE VITICULTURE HAS BEEN PRACTICED FOR MORE THAN 250 YEARS ON ABOUT 6 HECTARES.
- FRIZZANTE THREE TIMES: PURE PASSION FOR BUBBLES!
WEINGUT SCHLOSS MAISSAU OFFICE@SCHLOSSMAISSAU.COM
WEINGUT EWALD GRUBER +43 / 29 84 / 27 65 OFFICE@GRUBERWEIN.AT WWW.GRUBERWEIN.AT
WEINGUT STIFT ALTENBURG WEINGUT@STIFTALTENBURG.COM
WINZERSTRASSE 46 | A – 3743 RÖSCHITZ
„Pepp, Pepper, Peppest!“ WITH THE BASIC WINES FOR NOVICES CALLED PEPP, EVERY PARTY WILL GET GOING AT ONCE! Green Pepp, Pink Pepp and Red Pepp are universal partners and, therefore, perfectly suitable for banquets. Continuous quality on a high level will also get young people to enjoy wine with the right style. PEPP JUST ENJOY LAIDBACK WINING.
Green Pepp NOSE: PALATE:
Sweet apple fruit, pear, ripe lemon Ripe pear and lime ﬂavors with an exotic touch; vivid and crisp, yet dainty; well supported by perfectly integrated acidity – Plenty of wine for novices and festivities
Vivid cherry fruit with a whiﬀ of orange peel Very lively, with velvety and smooth sour cherry ﬂavors, pink candy, delicate red grapefruit; smooth; a real sipper
Plenty of fruit sweetness, aromas of dark berries Sour cherry; lively, velvety structure; mouth-watering – Glides really easily across the palate
„Röschitz“ IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAY ”CHEERS”, YOU’VE GOT TO ADD “ENJOY YOUR MEAL”: THE “RÖSCHITZ“-LINE BY EWALD GRUBER. For centuries, Röschitz in Retzerland has been known for distinctive, exciting wines. he “cool climate wines“ of Ewald Gruber are shaped by special Veltliner sports, expansive loess soils as well as southern and south-eastern sites ideally stretching along the 48th Parallel. Röschitz stands for medium-quality oﬀerings with single-vineyard character. hey are mid-range also in terms of alcohol and body. hese true classics of Austrian viniculture match particularly well with the classics of Austrian cuisine. From Muskateller or Welschriesling as an aperitif or with snacks, to Riesling or Sauvignon for vegetables, ﬁsh and even roast pork, to the ideal-type Gruner with Wiener Schnitzel or Tafelspitz (boiled beef). And Blauer Zweigelt Röschitz will taste nice with tuna and pasta.
Welschriesling Röschitz NOSE: PALATE:
Quince, apple, fresh ﬁgs, some cidery notes Splendidly fresh apple ﬂavors; an elegant Welschriesling with character
Weinviertel DAC Röschitz NOSE: PALATE:
Fresh pear, camomile, yellow fruit, sponge cake Very fresh, yellow fruit ﬂavors, with pleasant herbal spice and a peppery feel, white currant underneath; embedded in juicy ﬁnesse; straight; delicious food partner
Sauvignon Blanc Röschitz NOSE: PALATE:
Sappy currant fruit, nettles and red bell pepper Succulent and mellow, delicate bell pepper piquancy, red apple, reﬁned, delicate fruit sweetness
Gelber Muskateller Röschitz NOSE: PALATE:
Slightly muscatty, freshly ground cereals, white fruit, litchi Very grapey, peach, subtle muscat note, cool, refreshingly dry and vivid
Riesling Röschitz NOSE: PALATE:
Aromatic peaches and apricots; multi-layered; with delicate biscuit aromas Pleasantly aromatic, plenty of peach, traces of apple; very clean and elegant, with lovely acidity
Blauer Zweigelt Röschitz NOSE: PALATE:
Succulent, classic aromas wrapped in delicate fruit, sour cherry, a whiﬀ of black pepper Delicate spiciness, concise and elegant; medium length
„Selektion der Einzellagen“ THE SINGLE-VINEYARD WINES OF EWALD GRUBER: PERSONALITY AND DISTINCTIVENESS. As is well known, quality is made in the vineyard. Great quality, however, is made in single vineyards which, by their geology, exposition, microclimate and vine plantings, along with the vintner’s skill impart distinct characters to the wines sourced from them. For years, if not decades, Ewald Gruber had meticulously observed all his plots. hus he found that the wines from a speciﬁc site always displayed something special, something of their own. he objective was clear: to express this speciality, this personality of each single vineyard.
Weinviertel DAC TERRASSE REIPERSBERG Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
Dainty pineapple and passion fruit aromas, very bright, reﬁned and structured Attractive zestiness, elegant vigor, tobacco and apricot ﬂavors, supported by amazing substance and elegance – very stylish!
HUNDSPOINT Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
Full of character, redolent of black tea and tobacco, creamy, yet also dainty, a classic Gruner from loess soil already on the nose Yellow fruit, reminiscent of vanilla pods; unctuous, yet nimble; almost velvety, yet oﬀering up concise Veltliner spiciness on the lingering ﬁnish
KÖNIGSBERG Riesling NOSE: PALATE:
Yellow fruit reminiscent of banana and vanilla Apricot and grapefruit ﬂavors, with fresh and cool spice and a mineral edge, plenty of vigor, elegant with fascinating ﬁnesse; highly promising
HINTERM BERG Weissburgunder NOSE: PALATE:
Ripe, intense, creamy linden blossom scents intertwined with Williams pear (peels) Elegant pear and yellow fruit ﬂavors, dainty; the slightly elevated acidity gives the wine a mineral creaminess and delicacy – very balanced
HINTERHOLZ Chardonnay NOSE: PALATE:
Intense yellow fruit intermingles with caramel, banana, cinnamon, pineapple Supple fruitiness, with an almost luscious mouthfeel, rich in extracts, smooth and mellow
GALGENBERG Sankt Laurent & Pinot Noir NOSE: PALATE:
Noble cherry fruit, cranberry, nougat, coﬀee; slightly roasty-smoky notes Very harmonious, velvety fruit reminiscent of cherry, strawberry, red fruits; Austrian Burgundy style
LAUSCHEN Blauer Zweigelt NOSE: PALATE:
Black cherry with an intense black pepper character Very clean ﬂavors; ﬂeshy and vibrant, yet tender and mellow
ALTE REBEN MULTI-FACETED WINES OF SUPREME QUALITY! MÜHLBERG ALTE REBEN Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
Apricot with a touch of ginger Very fullish, savory and vigorous, displaying ﬂavors of malt, nougat and caramel; with a vibrant ﬁnesse and impressive creaminess
CUVÉE ROYALE Blauer Zweigelt & Cabernet Sauvignon NOSE: PALATE:
Reminiscent of plums and hazelnut Very creamy, plummy ﬂavors with plenty of sweetness
„Weingut Schloss Maissau“ MAISSAU SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PLACE WHERE VELTLINER RESIDES IN A CASTLE. he origins of the Castle of Maissau date back to the 13th century. Since 1537, it has been in the possession of the Abensperg and Traun family. Today’s appearance of the Castle of Maissau comes from several conversions and a fundamental renovation in 1870. In 1114, vineyards were already mentioned in the ﬁrst chronicles citing the name of Maissau. Viticulture here is inﬂuenced by an extremely dry climate. On the other hand, an especially beneﬁcial microclimate is provided in the shelter of the nearby mountain called Manhartsberg. he vineyards belonging to the Castle of Maissau thrive on the south-eastern slopes of Manhartsberg. A unique soil composition provides the optimum terroir for cultivating Grüner Veltliner vines. Ewald Gruber and Josef M. Schuster, wine expert at Del Fabro, a large beverage company near Vienna, created “Schloss Maissau Grüner Veltliner“. By selecting the best and ripest grapes from the south-eastern slopes of Manhartsberg, they have aimed to craft an outstanding wine that is far beyond the scope of a classic Gruner and has ranked among Austria’s premium oﬀerings for years.
WEINVIERTEL DAC Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
Delicately nutty, pistachio aromas with ivy and mint overtones, hints of smoke; peachy notes emerge with air Brilliant spice on a superb structure, clear-cut, ﬂavors of ripe gages, pepper; impressive length, ﬁnesse and elegance; displays high drinkability; again improves with air, revealing lovely stone-fruit and peach ﬂavors
MAISSAUER BERG Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
Ripe apricots, cool spiceness, very smoky, slightly salty, black pepper Fine piquancy, very pronounced Veltliner character, ﬁr cone; amazing structure, great length, substantial
JULIUSBERG Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
High ripeness; boiled ﬁgs, sponge, rum, raisins Reﬁned caramel ﬂavors mingle with rum, herbs, bitter orange; wonderful caramelly notes on the ﬁnish
Weingut Schloss Maissau
Alois Kracher, sweet wine legend from Burgenland, was spot on:
„WHAT A GRUNER! IT’S GOT EVERYTHING: PEPPER, GRAPEFRUIT, JUICINESS AND MELLOWNESS. A CLASSIC FROM VELTLINER’S HOMELAND WITH MODERN BACKGROUND.“
„Weingut Stift Altenburg“ HERE VITICULTURE HAS BEEN PRACTICED FOR MORE THAN 250 YEARS ON ABOUT 6 HECTARES. he siblings Ewald and Maria Gruber went into the family business with verve and commitment. Now the successful duo has started to cultivate and exploit the vineyards of Stift Altenburg in Limberg, which is only some kilometers from Röschitz. he unique occurrence of algal silicate soils imparts distinct mineral elements to Zweigelt and Merlot, making these wines oﬀerings full of character with assignable origin. Up to 40-year-old vines form the basis of the choicest Gruners. A Chardonnay called “Dreißigviertel”, which is sourced from a single parcel situated on a mighty, loamy loess soil, rounds out the assortment. When inspecting these plots for the ﬁrst time, Maria and Ewald Gruber were fascinated by the incredible potential and valuable treasure in the possession of the convent.
REGIONAL CONVENT WINES: WEINVIERTEL DAC Grüner Veltliner NOSE:
Striking herbal spice, intense yellow fruit, white pepper, aromas reminiscent of pasty white bread, sweet banana; almost baroque, Burgundy style wine Fascinating spiciness, ﬂavors of goosberry and cool fruit, restrained peppery notes; mighty and mellow, yet with high drinkability; gooseberry and incense on the ﬁnish
CONVENT Blauer Zweigelt NOSE: PALATE:
Sweet, slightly malty, cherries, with a subtle mocha note Very open, warm-hearted, juicy cherry ﬂavors make your mouth water; there is a whiﬀ of mocha and coﬀee to it; a little bit pithy, yet with good structure
SINGLEVINEYARD CONVENT WINES: HOHENSTEINLIMBERG Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE: Seite
Honey, ginger bread, yellow fruit like melon, apricot, peach; anis Very juicy, at the same time displaying cool fruit ﬂavors reminiscent of passion fruit, melon and tobacco; richly nuanced
Weingut Stift Altenburg
DREISSIGVIERTELLIMBERG Chardonnay NOSE: PALATE:
Vivid, yellow fruit aromas of pineapple, mango and melon Clear mineral fruit, mango, pineapple, cool freshness, echoing along with mineral notes; brilliant
TAUBENBERGLIMBERG Blauer Zweigelt NOSE: PALATE:
Cherry and plum aromas with underlying roasty notes Spicy and unctuous with soft tannins; full-bodied and vigorous on the aftertaste
GRAND CRU: DOMÄNE STIFT ALTENBURG Merlot NOSE:
Gorgeous smoky scents intertwined with plum, bay leaf, juniper, red berries, cherry conﬁt; silky and subtle vanilla and roasty notes; focused Plenty of fruit (still a little bit pungent), superb structure, vigorously concentrated, multi-faceted, velvety, exquisite tannins
„Frizzante“ FRIZZANTE THREE TIMES: PURE PASSION FOR BUBBLES!
Life can be sparkling: With the sparkling wines of Ewald Gruber and Stift Altenburg you can wonderfully clink glasses on beautiful occasions – or just for the joy of it! But they also have a great deal to oﬀer gastronomically, taking well to the grill or picnic activities. Base wines with deﬁned character are processed to sparkling wines by Ewald Gruber: „QUITE A LOT OF WINE” ONLY WITH THOSE “BEGUILING BUBBLES“.
PUNKT GENAU Grüner Veltliner NOSE: PALATE:
Aromas of freshly peeled apple, hints of lemon, exotic whiﬀ, herbaceous Ripe pear, exotic fruit, light, with fresh sweetness
PUNKT GENAU Zweigelt Rosé NOSE: PALATE:
Typically Blauer Zweigelt, subtle hints of sour cherry and red berries Raspberry, strawberry, rosehip; fresh and pleasant perlage; cherry on the aftertaste
LIBELLENTEICH Muskat Ottonel NOSE: PALATE:
Fragrant, lovely, unobtrusive muscat note, ﬂowery, nectarine, elderberry and lilac Finely textured; nutmeg, exotic fruit, delicate stone-fruit ﬂavors, very grapey and juicy; charming and mouth-watering; with a mineral edge on the ﬁnish