Laurenz V. Singing Grüner Veltliner

Niederösterreich

LAURENZ V. represents five generations of winemaking experience by the Laurenz Moser family and is inspired by legendary Professor Dr. Lorenz Moser III who earned international fame for his invention of the Austrian trellising system, which revolutionized vineyard cultivation right across Europe and put Grüner Veltliner on the map.

Tasting Notes

A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. It sings on the palate!

The 2016 vintage has brought us wines of exceptional quality and highly typical Grüner Veltliner varietal character. After a short, mild winter, budding occurred relatively early, which was unfortunately affected by an extensive and disastrous spell of late frost in April and May. This inevitably caused considerable damage to the vines, and was to lead to loss in vineyard yields. The summer months of July and August brought periods of heavy rainfall at short intervals, which led to a spread of disease on the vines (peronospera). Careful canopy management and crop-thinning were crucial to maintaining healthy grapes. A dry and hot September encouraged the grapes to ripen at highly satisfactory levels. The cool nights helps to retain the freshness and aromatic characters, and thanks to the very selective harvest, we were able to pick healthy and ripe grapes in October. 2016 is a highly elegant, very spicy vintage with an array of fruit-driven aromas. Maturation on the lees has resulted in elegant wines with longevity and fresh, lively acidity.

The grapes for this Veltliner are grown mainly in loess and gravel soils of the Kamptal and Kremstal region. Their distinctive fruitiness is owed to marked alternating temperatures of the north-south positioned valleys: warm air rising from the Danube is met by cool air flowing down from the nearby Waldviertel region and along the Krems and Kamp river. While this warmth influences ripeness and concentrated aromas, the coolness lends strongly to the fresh fruitiness. Thanks to the adding of some Veltliner grapes from the Weinviertel, the wine takes on a light fizzy character.

  • Alcohol: 12.0% vol
  • Acidity: 5.7 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l – dry

Tasting Notes

A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. It sings on the palate!

The 2015 vintage has given us great wines with both an outstanding quality and satisfactory volumes. A beautiful spring led to perfect flowering and growth during the early summer months. July brought extremely warm days and nights, with little rainfall, and we had to wait until mid-August before the much-needed rain came to nourish the vines. A final heat wave came towards the end of August, coupled with cool nights to draw out the aromatic character in the grapes, guaranteed perfect physiological ripeness for the harvest. This enabled us to produce full-bodied wines with complexity, that display refreshing acidity and vibrant fruit characters. The 2015 vintage offers wines that possess a high quality with richness, elegance and fruit-characters, over balanced crispness and a lingering aftertaste.

The grapes for this Veltliner are grown mainly in loess and gravel soils of the Kremstalregion. Their distinctive fruitiness is owed to marked alternating temperatures of the north-south positioned Kremstal: warm air rising from the Danube valley is met by cool air flowing down from the nearby Waldviertel region and along the Krems river. While this warmth influences ripeness and concentrated aromas, the coolness lends strongly to the fresh fruitiness. Thanks to the adding of some Veltliner grapes from the Weinviertel, the wine takes on a light fizzy character.

Alcohol: 12.0% vol Acidity: 5.6 g/l Residual Sugar: 3.7 g/l – dry

88

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2015 Laurenz V. Singing Grüner Veltliner
Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast, September 2016

"Fresh, pliable, slightly pear and apple scented and dry—what's not to like? This does not make any demands on you and is a marvel of versatility, also implying lots of fun and freshness. Easy-drinking, dry Grüner with a wonderfully appley finish."

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