Laurenz V. Singing Grüner Veltliner

Niederösterreich

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 season began with a very mild winter with little rainfall, after which followed a rather capricious spring. Unusually cold nights led to delayed budding of the vines and the average temperatures became milder from April, providing many hours of long-awaited sunshine. Flowering occurred until mid-June, marginally later than in an average year. The summer months brought many very warm days, and these were also repeatedly interrupted by sudden and unexpected rainfall, so we had to take necessary precautions against potential fungal diseases. Fortunately, the Kamptal was largely spared from frost and hail this season. This year‘s harvest started on 30th September and ended the Austrian National Day on 26th October. Due to the cooler period from the end of August, the vintage promises a good balance between ripeness of fruit and vibrant acidity. Accordingly, very fruity and harmonious wines can be expected this year, which, similar to those from the 2019 vintage, display longevity and vitality.

Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Acidity: 5.3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l – dry

The grapes for the Singing Grüner Veltliner 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."

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 2019 growing season started moderately with a normal bud break, with flowering occurring in the 3rd week of June. A relatively warm and rain-free spring was followed by ample rainfall throughout June and July, which provided nourishment for the vines in the Kamptal Valley, despite the unusually hot weather during the summer months. Much-welcomed rain helped to ward off the risk of grapevine stress in August (as in 2018). Careful crop-thinning and green harvest was performed during the first two weeks of July, and this was critical in order to achieve the desired physiologic ripeness. A dry and warm September encouraged the grapes to ripen to excellent physiological maturity, and the harvest began in the last week of September and continued right through until the end of October. The typically cooling effects of Kamptal nights did their job in retaining freshness and the aromatic characters of the grapes, and thanks to precision during a highly selective harvest, we were able to cool the grapes and preserve the fruity character of our grüners. Temperature controlled fermentation (approx. 17°C or 62°F) was followed by extended maturation on the lees, resulting in elegant wines with longevity and fresh, lively and bright acidity. The 2019 vintage is a highly elegant, very spicy vintage with an array of fruit-driven aromas, showcasing the various terroir aspects of our beloved Kamptal Valley.

Variety: 100% Gruner Veltliner
Appellation: Niederösterreich
Alcohol: 12.0% vol
Acidity: 5.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l – dry
Alcohol: 12.0%
Fermentation: stainless steel

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

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 2018 season began moderately. In fact, it started off as quite a “warm winter” with a very mild January and during February, when we would normally expect freezing temperatures as low as minus fifteen degrees Celsius, the mercury seldom fell below Zero (approx. 32°F ). This led to a warm and rain-free spring, culminating into a dry and hot summer. From mid-April to August, we experienced unusually warm summer conditions, coupled with intermittent downpours. This much needed rainfall nourished our vines to ensure steady growth and maturation, with some 300 litres of rainfall until harvest time. Two chilly weeks in mid-March transitioned into a very warm April inducing an early budding, happening around the 6th to 7th April, followed by warm and dry spring and very hot summer. Diligent crop thinning (green harvest) was performed during the first two weeks of July, and this was critical to reach the desired physiologic ripeness. A dry and warm September encouraged the grapes to ripen at excellent physiological maturity and the harvest occurred around three weeks earlier than our long-term average picking time on 10th September and continued through until 19th October. The typically cooling effects of Kamptal nights aid to retain the freshness and aromatic characters of the fruit, and thanks to the highly selective harvest, we were able to cool the grapes and preserve the fruity character of our GRUNERs. Fermentation began promptly and was temperature controlled completed without any incidents - (approx. 17°C or 62°F). Extended maturation on the lees will result in elegant wines with longevity and fresh, lively and bright acidity. The 2018 vintage is a highly elegant, very spicy vintage with an array of fruit-driven aromas, showcasing the various terroir aspects of our beloved Kamp valley.

Varieties: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Appellation: Niederösterreich
Alcohol: 12.0% vol
Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual Sugar: 4.3 g/l – dry
Fermentation: Stainless steel

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.

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 2017 season brought a very dry, yet cold start to the year (some might regard it as a “real winter”) with the chilly January and February oscillating between minus 10 and minus 8 degrees Celsius (around 15°F ) transitioning into a pleasantly rain-free spring and dry summer. From mid-May to early August, we experienced unusually dry and warm conditions, coupled with short spells of sudden and heavy rainfall. This water supply was warmly welcomed, and supplied the absolute minimum that was needed to nourish the vines. First budding was comparatively early in 2017, happening around the 16th to 17th April, and the vines were consequently affected by the widespread and disastrous spell of late frost at end of April. This was followed by a second frost wave on 6th May and 10th May. Extensive thinning (green harvest) was performed during the last two weeks of July, and the latter part of August brought us much-needed rainfall. A dry and warm September encouraged the grapes to ripen at excellent physiological ripeness and the harvest occurred around two weeks earlier than our long-term average picking time on 25th September and continued through mid-October. The typically cooling nights help to retain the freshness and aromatic characters of the fruit, and thanks to the highly selective harvest, we were able to pick healthy and ripe grapes. Fermentation began promptly and was completed without any incidents - (approx. 17°C or 62°F). Extended maturation on the lees will result in elegant wines with longevity and fresh, lively and bright acidity. The 2017 vintage is a highly elegant, very spicy vintage with an array of fruit-driven aromas, showcasing the various terroir aspects of our beloved Wine Country.

Varietals: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Appellation: Niederösterreich
Alcohol: 12.0%
Acidity: 4.2 g/l
Residual Sugar: 5.8 g/l – dry
Fermentation: Stainless steel

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.

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

  • 89

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    Wine Spectator, July 2021

    "Spring flowers, peach and lanolin aromas and flavors mark this lively white. Balanced and mouthwatering, ends with a peach- and citrus-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,800 cases imported."

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  • 90

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    James Suckling, September 2020

    "Cooked apples with white peaches, green papaya and some match character. It’s full-bodied, yet bright and reserved with lovely fruit and medium acidity. Delicious, reserved aftertaste. Drink now. Screw cap."

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  • 90

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    Wine Enthusiast, September 2020

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  • 89

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    Wine Enthusiast, September 2019

    "A hint of Mandarin orange mixes in with the green pear notes on the nose. The juicy palate swishes with green pear and ripe lemon to a fresh, moreish and refreshing finish."

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  • 89

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    Stuart Pigott, James Suckling, July 2018

    "A floral white, with a lovely mix of blood orange, chamomile and oyster shell flavors. The acidity keeps the elements intact and makes this fresh. Savory finish. Drink now."

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  • 90

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    Stuart Pigott, James Suckling, October 2018

    "The fresh green-apple and plum character, together with the medium to light body and lively acidity, make this a refreshing grüner veltliner that will give plenty of pleasure with salad and many moderately spicy dishes. Drink now. Screw cap."

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  • 86

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    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, July 2018

    "A floral white, with a lovely mix of blood orange, chamomile and oyster shell flavors. The acidity keeps the elements intact and makes this fresh. Savory finish. Drink now. 6,325 cases imported."

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  • 88

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    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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