Felsner Gruner Veltliner Moosburgerin

Weingut Felsner Grüner Veltliner “Moosburgerin”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The soil here is conglomerate rock with a 2 meter layer of Loess on top.
  • Moosburgerin is the oldest documented site in Gedersdorf (first time mentioned in 890 A.C.). Monks of a nearby cloister planted the first vines there.
  • The combination of warm days and cool nights ripens the grapes here more slowly, which results in wines that are fruity and spicy, refined and elegant, although higher in Brix.

Composition:  100% Grüner Veltliner

Elaboration: Grapes were hand-picked and selected. They were put in a pneumatic press where the juice was gently extracted from the grapes.  Stainless steel aging.

Tasting Notes:  A fresh zippy style of Grüner Veltliner, with an intense apple and white currant note on the nose and palate, topped with hints of lemon pepper. Fruity spice leads the palate, which is clean and zesty. Acidity is well-balanced. Overall the wine is very refreshing and juicy, with racy minerality and finesse. It has enough weight and individual character to pair beautifully with many fish and white meat dishes. Its liveliness also makes it a great Aperitif wine.

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2016 – 90 Wine Enthusiast

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Manfred Felsner cultivates 15 hectares of vineyards from some of the Kremstal wine region’s most expressive sites, all surrounding the picturesque villages of Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf.

Unusually old vineyard stock is what sets Felsner apart from their creative/indie Austrian peers – More than half of Felsner’s Gruner Veltliner parcels are classified as “old vine,” and most of these root 30+ feet deep, adding an extract and substance to finished wine that has to be experienced to be believed.

White wine vinification is undertaken using a minimalist philosophy with no more than 1.5 bar pressure (about as much as a good handshake), and red wines are fermented very traditionally in the family’s 450 year old gravity-flow cellar, mostly aging in large format Austrian casks.

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