Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner

Kamptal

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.

Tasting Notes

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!

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.

Alcohol: 13.0% vol Acidity: 6.0 g/l Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l – dry

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. 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”.

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.

Tasting Notes

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!

A cold winter with sufficient rain, bestowed plenty of moisture to the soils – which ultimately turned out to be a blessing. The low temperatures in March and April resulted in a significant bud break delay and flowering that was even later than in the two previous years. In June, the wet, cold weather was followed by a first heat wave that strongly impaired pollination of the main variety, Grüner Veltliner. After immense floodings that occurred in June and an extreme summer heat September finally brought some rain. Conditions in September and October were very balanced and the grapes ripened on a steady, continuous basis, and the desired sugar gradations were achieved gradually. 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 2013 then rested on the lees until 2 weeks before bottling in early September 2014. The vintage 2013 offers a high quality and a rich, elegant and fruity wine with a very well balanced zip.

Alcohol: 13.0% vol Acidity: 6.2 g/l Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/l – dry

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. 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”.

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.

Tasting Notes

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!

The 2012 vintage can be described in five simple words: low quantity and high quality. During Winter and at Easter, when the vines had already started to shoot, and into May we experienced an unusually late spate of frost in Kamptal. By contrast, the Summer was extremely dry. These weather conditions resulted in a reduced yield of up to 40 percent. Nevertheless, the 2012 vintage is now regarded as one of a very high quality. 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 2012 then rested on the fine lees until 2 weeks before bottling which took place in late April 2013. The vintage 2012 offers a high quality and a rich, elegant and fruity wine with a very well balanced zip.

Alcohol: 13.0% vol Acidity: 4.8 g/l Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l – dry

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. 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”.

90

points

2014 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner
Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, May 2016

"This features underlying powerful and rich acidity to the creamy flavors of apple pastry, dried mango and lentil. Beeswax and dried mint details show on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2020"

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2013 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner
Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, April 2015

"Taut, powerful and spicy, with crisp white citrus, apple and green pear flavors that feature a zesty texture. Spice, celery salt and white pepper notes develop on the finish. Drink now through 2019."

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points

2013 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner
Anne Krebiehl, Wine Enthusiast, March 2015

"The combination of super ripe juicy pear with crunchily fresh green glints suggesting citrus foliage or aloe vera makes for an irresistibly refreshing drink. Lemony, zesty midpalate concentration creates extra liveliness."

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points

2012 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, February 2014

"Smooth and ripe, this is a warm Grüner. It has white fruits, a delicious creamy texture, and a citrus finish. The wine is ready to drink, but could improve after a year."

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2012 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner
Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, June 2014

"Features a savory note to the powerful flavors of white berry, grapefruit and lemon. Robustly spiced midpalate, with cream and mocha accents that extend through the rich finish. Drink now through 2018."

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2014 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner Sales Sheet

2014 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner Shelftalker

2014 Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner Tasting Notes