Charming Grüner Veltliner
The grapes for this very charming wine are grown in the Kamptal region of Austria. Here, the Grüner Veltliner ripens in granite, gneiss, mica slate as well as loess soils. From the neighbouring region to the north, the rugged Waldviertel, blows cool air that substantially lowers night temperatures in the Kamptal; this in turn slows up the ripening process of the grapes. But these conditions are exactly why the wines from this region taste so fresh and fruity. The most beautiful kind of "Cool Climate
LAURENZ V. stands for five generations of the Laurenz Moser wine dynasty. The winemaker Laurenz Maria Moser V. focusses entirely on the grape variety Grüner Veltliner.
The great 2011 vintage has given us exceptional wines with outstanding quality. The ripening period and harvest was a sun-blessed, warm Indian summer, that remained continuously dry. This enabled our Grüner Veltliner grapes to reach optimal physiological maturity. The period between August and October was virtually rainfree, and dry weather during the harvest resulted in very healthy grapes. Once the grapes were picked by hand, they were brought immediately to the winery in small boxes in order to prevent any possible damages to the grapes. They were then pressed very carefully. Temperature controlled fermentation followed; this was carried out exclusively in steel tanks so that freshness and fruitiness could be retained. Charming 2011 then rested on the fine lees until 2 weeks before bottling which took place in early May 2012. The vintage 2011 offers a high quality and a rich, elegant and fruity wine with a very well balanced zip.
Aromas of ripe apples and a typical Veltliner spiciness marry to create a fascinating fruit bouquet. On the palate, the wine is soft and juicy, supported by a fine fruit acidity. Very harmonious, allowing for perfectly smooth drinking. Simply charming!