Mo-Velt Grüner Veltliner is bottled and produced by Esterhazy Estate, a B-Corp certified winery in Burgenland, Austria. Esterhazy prioritizes sustainable viticulture and high quality wines with Wine Enthusiast Ratings from 89-94 points.
TASTING NOTES | Apple and lentil flavors are juicy and well-spiced in this medium-bodied white. Pastry notes linger on the moderately spiced finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS | Cold and warm appetizers, poultry, fried meat like Wiener Schnitzel, green vegetables, and salads.
WINE STYLE | Dry
VARIETALS | Grüner Veltliner
AGE OF THE VINES | 20 years old
SOIL | Clay and Limestone Soil
YIELDS | Hand harvesting, yields 80hl/ha
ALCOHOL CONTENT | 12,0% Vol
SERVING TEMPERATURE | 8-10ºC / 46-50ºF
VINIFICATION | Hand-picked, exclusive use of free-run juice, cooled fermentation at 19ºC
Adi Holzer was born in Stockerau near Vienna in 1936 and finished his studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna in 1960. He is married to a Dane and has lived in Denmark since 1962. He has strongly marked several churches, public buildings, and institutions in his commissions in Denmark, Germany, and Austria.
In Denmark - in the past decenniums - many artists have avoided the biblical sources as a starting point for their artistic expressions in the churches. This has led to an engaged debate on whether Christ was being displaced from the church when contemporary artists were to perform commissions for the clerical authorities. Adi Holzer dared to oppose this widespread tendency. He has a solid basis in biblical literature and was able - in his characteristic strong imagery - to create a figurative expression, which can be dramatic or meditative, but never luscious or indifferent.
The coloristic power is a determining factor in Adi Holzer's art, he masters the difficult balance between the coloristic strength and the colored variegation in his richly varied palette. Holzer's world of pictures is highly life confirmatory.
A popular theme in his picture world is found in the world of the artiste. Here the clown is an important figure. The clown as a symbol - with one laughing eye and one crying eye. The themes are comprehensive. Whatever the subject is interpreting human beings, landscapes, flowers, or situations inspired by Middle European culture, he always treats contemporary themes with critical eyes.
Music is also an important source of inspiration for Adi Holzer. This has manifested in graphical series dedicated to Mahler, Mozart, and Bruckner amongst others. In terms of the artistic medium, Adi Holzer is very well-founded as he expresses himself in paintings, in glass mosaic, in etching, lithography, silkscreen, bronze, and Gobelins. A confrontation with Adi Holzer is a confrontation with a richly facetted, world-open artist - a confrontation that can bring the matter to mind and light into a dismal day.