Laurenz V. Forbidden Grüner Veltliner


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

“Fruchtig“ as we say in Austria: fruit complexity to the max with a touch of residual sugar to give Forbidden Grüner its beautiful balance with fresh, juicy grape characters and subtle tropical notes. Forbidden (is) good!

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 Kremstal region. 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 by Vol: 11.0 %
Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 17.6 g/l (Off-Dry)

  • 2016-09-01



    Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast, September 2016

    "Notes of red apple and herbal savor lead to an even fruitier, fresh palate of easy lightness. This is all about that fresh, ripe apple flavor in all its honest, fresh-faced appeal. Daringly off dry, the merest suggestion of sweetness boosts all the delicious apple notes and makes this very, very fruity. Drink soon"

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