Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner

Kamptal

The classic Grüner Veltliner by Laurenz V. is the ideal food companion. A serious Grüner that easily pairs with any dish you can think of- a very “food-friendly” wine!

Tasting Notes

A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with beautiful minerality, a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper along with. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. So harmonious and perfect to drink. A very palate-friendly wine.

The 2016 vintage has brought us wines of exceptional quality and highly typical Grüner Veltliner varietal character. After a short, mild winter, budding occured 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.

  • Alcohol: 12.5% vol
  • Acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/l – dry

The grapes for this very friendly Grüner are sourced from the Kamptal in Lower Austria, which is regarded as being the cradle of Austria’s signature grape variety. Here, the Grüner ripens in granite, gneiss, mica-slate as well as loess soils. The northerly cool air streams from the rugged Waldviertel region and results in a significant day and night temperature difference. This in turn slows the ripening process of the grapes, and it is the diurnal effect of warm days and cool nights that makes wines from this region taste so fresh and fruity. The most beautiful kind of “Cool Climate Viticulture”. The left bank of the river Kamp accounts for mineral characters and zip, while the right bank gives the wines length and creaminess.

The grapes for this very friendly Grüner are sourced from the Kamptal in Lower Austria, which is regarded as being the cradle of Austria’s signature grape variety. Here, the Grüner ripens in granite, gneiss, mica-slate as well as loess soils. The northerly cool air streams from the rugged Waldviertel region and results in a significant day and night temperature difference. This in turn slows the ripening process of the grapes, and it is the diurnal effect of warm days and cool nights that makes wines from this region taste so fresh and fruity. The most beautiful kind of “Cool Climate Viticulture”. The left bank of the river Kamp accounts for mineral characters and zip, while the right bank gives the wines length and creaminess.

Tasting Notes

A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with beautiful minerality, a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. So harmonious and perfect to drink. A very palate-friendly wine.

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.

  • Varietals: 100% Grüner Veltliner
  • Appellation: Kamptal
  • Alcohol: 12.0%
  • Acidity: 5.0 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l – dry
  • Fermentation: Stainless steel

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 beautiful minerality, a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper along with. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. So harmonious and perfect to drink. A very palate friendly wine.

The great 2014 vintage has given us exceptional wines with outstanding quality. The first months of the year were influenced by a lasting drought. However, as of May it started to rain which brought us a flowering and vegetation period that filled us with hope for a great vintage. Due to the difficult weather conditions, including long rainy periods during summer and autumn, we undertook a rigorous selection in the vineyards to achieve 100% healthy and ripened grapes. This enabled us to create wonderful wines that are rich in flavour. The vintage displays clean, fruit-driven, fullbodied and complex wines with lively acidity. This is perfect for our typical Grüner Veltliner wines which are full of vibrant fruit characters and vital freshness.

The grapes for this very friendly Grüner are sourced from the Kamptal in Lower Austria, which is regarded as being the cradle of Austria’s signature grape variety. Here, the Grüner ripens in granite, gneiss, mica-slate as well as loess soils. The northerly cool air streams from the rugged Waldviertel region and results in a significant day and night temperature difference. This in turn slows the ripening process of the grapes, and it is the diurnal effect of warm days and cool nights that makes wines from this region taste so fresh and fruity. The most beautiful kind of “Cool Climate Viticulture”. The left bank of the river Kamp accounts for mineral characters and zip, while the right bank gives the wines length and creaminess.

  • Alcohol: 12.5% vol
  • Acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l – dry

  • 89

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    Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, May 2017

    "Elegant and juicy, this combines floral, peach and melon flavors. The acidity keeps this lively and focused through the lingering finish. Drink now. 300 cases imported. –BS"

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    Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner
    Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

    "Creamy, herbal freshness reminiscent of fern and fig leaf rises from the glass in this wine. That same combination of creaminess and verve pervades the concentrated palate. It's dry, sophisticated and wonderfully compact."

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  • 90

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

    "Pear freshness, yeasty savor and citrus zip combine on the palate of this easy-drinking, fresh and enlivening Grüner. There is an earthy, sonorous note at the core that balances the airy freshness."

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