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Studeny Herbert

The estate is located in the village Obermarkersdorf at the foot of the Manhartsberg near Retz in the northeast of the Lower Austrian winegrowing area Weinviertel, In the mid-1960s, Herbert Studeny senior founded a wine trading company. From 1986 he started to focus on quality with reduced yields. Today he is responsible for the area Weingarten. Herbert Studeny junior graduated in 1997 from the HBLA for viticulture and orchards in Klosterneuburg and then gained practical experience in Australia (Hunter Valley), California (Napa Valley) and in Alsace. He is in charge of cellar technology and marketing and describes himself as a "fruit fanatic". He is also chairman of the winegrowers' association Wineries Retzer Land,

The vineyards cover 16 hectares of vineyards in, for example, the vineyards Atschbach, Nußberg, Sündlasberg and Triftberg. They are 85% of the white varieties Grüner Veltliner (one third), Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and planted to 15% with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Blue Portugal and Zweigelt. There is a natural, environmentally friendly management with quality cut, part-time greening and intensive foliage work. There is a strict yield reduction by thin out, Ultimate goal physiologically mature Grapes.

In the case of white wines, after fermentation in steel tanks, a more or less long aging period takes place on the lees with possibly repeated stirring. Depending on the degree of ripeness of the grapes, the red wines have a more or less long mash extraction. The classically matured varieties then mature for about a year in large oak barrels or premium wines over a year in French oak barrels. The premium wines include various Weinviertel DAC (Grüner Veltliner), Chardonnay Triftberg, Urgesteinsriesling Triftberg and red wine cuvée developed in barrique "Hangenstein". In weather-appropriate years also sweet wines such as Trockenbeerenauslese and ice wines are produced. Bottle-fermented sects are also created.

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