Stunning Gruner Veltliner from one of Austria's biodynamic pioneers and from one of their best vineyard sites - Gebling - which is rated 'Erste Lage'.
Floral and spicy aromas with dried apricot and honeyed peach characters.
The palate is opulent and textural with vivid white spice, dried mango and exotic fruit notes, leading to poised and balanced citrus acidity on the finish.
From the steep, terraced, south facing Gebling vineyard, one of the most renowned sites in the Kremstal region. Grapes are grown according to biodynamic principles with only natural treatments used and yields kept low to give concentrated and healthy grapes. Hand harvested in mid October. As in the vineyard, the wine is made with as little intervention as possible. Fermentation in stainless steel takes place spontaneously with natural yeasts and sulphur levels are kept low.
The Sepp Moser Estate was founded by the famous Austrian wine producing pioneer, Lenz Moser. Lenz Moser's son, Sepp Moser, began operating under his own name in 1987 and handed over the direction of this family-owned estate to his own son Nikolaus in the year 2000.
The Sepp Moser Estate comprises of 50 acres of vineyards in two prominent wine regions; Kremstal (22 ha) and Neusiedlersee (28 ha). In the Kremstal, Nikolaus produces an international range of varieties as well as the ever more important local varieties of Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. The reds are produced on the gravelly soils of the warm southern Neusiederslee village of Apetlon. All Sepp Moser wines have been organic (and all estate wines biodynamic) since 2007.
The Sepp Moser estate produces a wide range of wines every year thanks to its vineyards in two diverse regions. There is one main aim in the cellar: the quality of the grapes shall be brought with as little influence as possible to the bottle. The grapes in the Sepp Moser vineyards are harvested by hand and at the cellar of the Atrium House Nikolaus Moser emphasizes gentle vinification and tries to interfere as little as possible with the process so that each wine can develop its own individual style. The fermentation starts spontaneously, and the maturing of the wine takes place on its own.
In 2006, Nikolaus officially moved the estate to biodynamic viticulture – one of the first to do so in Austria – and became Demeter certified. 2009 saw the release of Sepp Moser’s first certified organic wines. Nikolaus is very keen to reduce the amount of copper and sulphur used in the vineyards, and this year saw a reduction of two thirds over what was sprayed previously. He composts all the estates' pomace and vine trimmings, and there is an ongoing effort to plant trees around the vineyards.
|Cultivar||100% Grüner Veltliner|
13% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||9.8 units|
|Features||Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
Roast chicken salad and shellfish. Can also pair with spring veg such as asparagus.
|Appellation||Kremstal DAC Reserve|