Wine Enthusiast 92
"This wine's bright, citrusy nose has green pear, fern and white pepper nuances. The palate keeps that citric tone and adds a wonderful dose of tingling white pepper. It's lively, savory and lip-smacking." Anne Krebiehl MW
Karmeliterberg, the Carmelite Mountain, was hand harvested and left to macerate over three hours before fermentation. The must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steels tanks.
Typical loess mineral notes with yellow apples and asparagus. Bright and inviting, citrus fruits and rhubarb with some white pepper spice. Karmeliterberg is great with bacon, smoked ham or any charcuterie, it will also pair well roasts, fish, lightly spicy Asian dishes. It is also a great match with asparagus or artichokes.
Martin Moser qualifies Karmeliterberg as ‘ the Classic’ style of Grüner Veltliner, it combines the typical variety's profile.
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 aging 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.