2022 New Chapter Grüner Veltliner
New Chapter is part of LENZMARK WINES and is a collaboration of 2 great winemakers: Markus Huber & Lenz Moser, with the clear goal of promoting Grüner Veltliner all over the world Fortunately, grüner is already very well known and appreciated in the Benelux! The family estate of Markus Huber, 10th generation, is located in Traisental, an hour's drive west of Vienna, in the heart of the Grüner region. The estate is 100% organic, 60 hectares in size and 70% planted with Grüner Veltliner. Markus is THE specialist and awarded best winemaker of the year in Austria. The wine is a blend of Markus' best vineyards of the Traisental region, and the idea is to create a white wine that can compete with the best wines in the world, in a style that is powerful but not opulent and with a focus on elegance . They themselves call this a Gruner Veltliner made with a Burgundy style. So freshness, elegance but with finesse and long aging through aging in wood
The Gruner Veltliner grapes come from a vineyard located on limestone with loam cover. The bunches are destemmed, ripened for 8 hours and cold soaked; fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with yeast contact until bottling and then the wine matures/aged in barriques (225 liters) & larger oak barrels. In the glass, the New Chapter is bright light yellow and has fantastic values such as a limited alcohol percentage of 13% and only 2.5 g/l of residual sugars and a nice pH of 3.3. In the nose we smell the Austrian hills with soft field herbs, slightly smoky, a hint of apple, guava, mango and lots of yellow fruit with complex, elegant aromas of yellow pear in the mouth, mineral (lime, pebble) ending with a spicy and long finish. aftertaste.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
The wine has seen the light of day with the 2020 vintage and the wine is unanimously receiving fantastic reviews. This " Bourgogne Gruner Veltliner " is unique and for lovers of a refined gastronomic white wine. Flaskehalsen | MORTEN WAMSLER | 97 pts
“This is Grüner Veltliner on a whole new level. Created by the great Lenz Moser, this is an insanely beautiful Grüner Veltliner, which naturally also places itself in the heavy price range. But it's so elegant, structured, fresh and balanced that you can't say the least about the pricing. This is Grüner Veltliner, which hits both the connoisseur and those who just want an exceptional, yet easily understandable glass of royal white wine.”
Extra Blade | THOMAS RYDBERG | 95 pts
“BEST WINE OF THE WEEK - New super wine from Markus Huber and Lenz Moser. Crisp and acidic with a nicely balanced taste of apple, flint, white pepper and vanilla. Convincingly beautiful and exciting wine with a long, crisp and lingering finish.”
Mad & Monopolet | MAD SCHYTTE | 95 pts
"New Chapter" and new standards perhaps? Particularly excellent Gruener Veltliner. On the nose, notes of grapefruit, citrus, mandarin, vanilla and a slight hint of pepper. The wine is dry, acidic, complex with a full body and creamy taste of delicate fruit, where the work has been done well to ensure that the dish does not take over, but instead creates the perfect balance.”
James Suckling | STUART PIGOTT | 94 pts
"This very expressive Gruener Veltliner has so much to say for itself, but is so easy to understand. The cornucopia of yellow grapefruit, Amalfi lemon and white peach aromas pull you in and, with aeration, notes of lemon balm and spring meadow make it even more enticing. Stunning balance of brilliant fruit, discreet creaminess and mineral acidity on the precisely contoured, medium-bodied palate. Long, very pure finish.”
Falstaff | ULRICH SAUTTER & PETER MOSER | 94 pts
“Light greenish yellow with silver reflections. There is an undertone of fresh meadow herbs to the aromas of Golden Delicious apple, touches of mango, tangerine zest and a mineral touch. Juicy and elegant on the palate, with notes of ripe stone fruit, it is full-bodied without being opulent, with fine, lively acidity, good length and a slightly saline finish. An ideal representative of the variety.”
NEW Decanter | SYLVIA WU | 93 pts
“A delicious and characterful Grüner Veltliner from Niederösterreich (mostly Traisental), created by Austrian winemakers Markus Huber and Lenz Moser. Fully destemmed, followed by 8 hours of cold soak before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A charming nose of yellow apple, ripe peach, acacia blossom and a hint of earthy dried herbs. Saline and mineral on the palate, with lemon and lime zest on the attack, lead to hidden layers of ripe yellow fruits. A touch of spices and honey on the long finish.”
Markus Huber and Lenz Moser are united in their goal to bring Gruener Veltliner to the world as Austria's preeminent and ambassador grape variety. Both partners have learned that you have to fight for the region, for the category, in addition to working for your own company. They know that it always takes a higher cause to be successful.
The goal of Markus and Lenz is now to create a new Gruener Veltliner to be brought to the entire wine-loving world (including outside the German-speaking world ;-). Their clear goal is to help and develop this grape into a global ambassador for top Austrian winemaking.
Lenz & Markus have lived and breathed Gruener their entire lives. When they decided to start this exciting new project (NEW CHAPTER), they set out on a mission to improve this Austrian treasure to make it even more delicate for the international market and make this naturally top grape just another Burgundy. to give style upbringing, so a longer maturation, partly in wood, but while retaining the naturally spicy tones and good acidity.
The family estate of Markus Huber, 10th generation, is located in Traisental, an hour's drive west of Vienna, in the heart of the Grüner region. The estate is 100% organic, 60 hectares in size and 70% planted with Grüner Veltliner. Markus is THE specialist and awarded best winemaker of the year in Austria. The wine is a blend of Markus' best vineyards of the Traisental region, and the idea is to create a white wine that can compete with the best wines in the world, in a style that is powerful but not opulent and with a focus on elegance.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Spicy, Lightly sweet, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch, Summer party, Terras|