Peter Veyder-Malberg is a passionate advocate for his steep-terraced vineyards. He goes way beyond organic or biodynamic production with his ideas and methods and spends his time cultivating positive working relationships with the surrounding environment.
His harvest decisions are not determined by the sugar levels of the grapes but by their actual physiological ripeness and the pH of the must. He is also convinced that only a timely harvest of the ripe grapes can preserve the unique character of the variety and vineyard and result in elegant, clean, and balanced wines. This goes against the mainstream of the Wachau, which is better-known for producing rich, botrytis-inflected, heady whites.
The result in the glass is what is arguably the finest collection of whites from Austria at the moment. Wines of incredible depth, density, and precision.