Rich White | Austria

Laurenz V Forbidden Grüner Veltliner

Crisp, clean, fruity, citrus

Varietals: Grüner Veltliner
Origin: Kamptal, Austria
ABV: 11.0%
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• 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
• Silver, 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards
• Silver, 2017 International Wine Challenge

Eyes: Straw yellow
Nose: Refreshing acidity and vibrant fruit characters
Mouth: Beautiful balance with fresh, juicy grape characters and subtle tropical notes

This off-dry wine is made from Austria’s signature grape variety. Why is it called Forbidden? Because it is sinfully fruity (think of the garden of Eden). In Austria, this style of Grüner is called "fruity".

Pair with Asian pork and vegeterian dishes, spicy food.

Serving temperature: Chilled at 7-13°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening

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About Laurenz V

Laurenz V produces an elegant, captivating style of Grüner Veltliner, vinified for international appeal and appropriate for diverse cuisines. The wines display brisk acidity, concentration of flavour, subtile spice notes, voluptuous texture and vibrant minerality. They grow grapes in the Kamptal and sources grapes from trusted growers in the Kamptal and Kremstal regions of Lower Austria, where Grüner Veltliner reaches optimal ripeness while retaining its trademark vivacity.

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About Rich White

Rich whites are full-bodied white wines that are perfect for red wine lovers because of their rich smooth taste with subtle creaminess. What makes them different than light white wines usually involves special winemaking techniques including the use of oak-aging, (just like aged whiskeys, wine becomes smoother with barrel aging too).

The classic choice for this wine is Chardonnay and particularly Chardonnay from a warmer climate (like California, Spain or Italy). Beside Chardonnay, another great option in this style is Viognier.