Laurenz V. Friendly 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

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 palatefriendly 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.

Alcohol: 12.5% vol Acidity: 6.0 g/l Residual Sugar: 3.0 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.

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

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.

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. As a result, we can present wonderful, elegant and fruity Grüners with characteristic flavours and a very well balanced zip.

Alcohol: 12.5% vol Acidity: 6.2 g/l Residual Sugar: 2.6 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.

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

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 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. As a result, we can present wonderful, elegant and fruity Grüners with characteristic flavours and a very well balanced zip.

Alcohol: 12.5% vol Acidity: 4.7 g/l Residual Sugar: 1.9 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.

90

points

2014 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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2013 Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner
Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, April 2015

"Effusively fruity and filled with Fuji apple, white peach, Asian pear and white currant flavors. Lithe midpalate, with a crunchy, spice-filled finish. Drink now through 2017."

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

"Laurenz Moser V makes deliciously fruity Grüner, allowing the ripe character of the grape to dominate. This wine, bright with apple and citrus flavors, is light, breezy and ready to drink."

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