Laurenz V. Singing Gruner Veltliner 2009

Laurenz V., Niederosterreich, Singing, Gruner Veltliner 2009 Minerality, green herbs and a peppery pungency mark the nose. In the mouth you’ll find tangy acidity, flavors of apricot, green apple and lemon. The palate features a bit of petillance that adds lift, whilst it is also filled out with a bit of residual sugar, making for a fatter Gruner than many.

That is a nice point of differentiation for this wine. Many a Gruner rides in a lean way along rails of steel. This one is plumper, providing a richer experience without slouching on the sense of acidity that we expect.

Most of the fruit was sourced from Kremstal with an accent of grapes from Weinviertel. Fermentation was all in stainless and the residual sugar is just 4 grams per litre.

Lauenz V. signifies five generations of the Moser family; the photo shows Laurenz with his grandfather Dr. Laurenz Moser the third, famous in viticultural circles. Produced and bottled for Laurenz Five Fine Wine in Vienna 12% $15 suggested US retail, a media sample Laurenz V.

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He teaches and writes about wine and the business of wine and makes his home in Sonoma County.
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