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Grüner Veltliner - Karmeliterberg
2011 Grüner Veltliner

Viticulture

Vineyard: Gebling
Soil Type: Loess
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 20th of October 2011
Yield: 50 hl/ha

Vinification:

The Federation of Traditional Austrian Winemakers (ÖTW) was founded in 1992 with the goal of establishing a vineyard site classification system to identify exceptional & unique quality terroirs sites in Austria.
For almost two decades, the 23 ÖTW winemakers have been carefully observing and judging the wines from all their vineyards, analyzing their development potential and specific qualities with the aim of identifying the very best of them. The 2009 vintage saw the first of these prime wines marketed under the ‘Erste Lage’ classification, with the logo displayed on the labels.
Not every terroir can produce a great wine. Some vineyards consistently produce more refined and complex wines with top ageing potential.
The ÖTW concentrates its vineyard classification in the Danube region’s DAC system, meaning that only dry Grüner Veltliner and Riesling wines may carry the ÖTW logo.
Hermann Moser Karmeliterberg is a ÖTW classified wine and therefore of exceptional quality.
The Gebling vineyard is mainly planted on terraces; it is on a steep slope located north of Rohrendorf reaching towards Krems. The soil is one of the highest loess sediments in Europe. The origin of the name 'Gebling' is thought to mean 'yellowish', referring to the soil color.
Gebling is especially interesting for producing exceptional and spicy Grüner Veltliners. The vineyard is located in Rohrendorf, right behind Hermann Moser's cellar.
Martin Moser qualifies the Karmeliterberg as a ‘Classic’ style of Grüner Veltliner.

Karmeliterberg 2011, the Carmelite Mountain, was hand picked on the 20th of October 2011, the bunches pressed whole and the must fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Bottled early, on the 1st of March 2012, to preserve the fruit integrity and freshness of the wine.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Ligh yellow.
Nose: Stone fruit and Golden delicious apples, a touch of herbs and fresh meadow aromas.
Palate: It is fresh and bright with the typical peppery and spicy flavors found in Grüner Veltliner. Great acidity and a lingering finish.
Other: Karmeliterberg goes particularly well with summer salads, asparagus or even lightly spicy dishes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.5
RS (g/l): 1
TA (g/l): 5.2
pH: