Loimer Fred Riesling 2007
Fred Loimer owns 26 hectares planted with a range of varieties, around Langenlois, in the Kamptal region of Lower Austria. Unlike many Austrian producers who go for an overly rich and sweet style, Fred gets full ripeness in the vineyard yet ferments to dryness, managing to produce wines with lovely definition, zest and balance on the palate. This wine is pale yellow with a hue of green on the rim. This is a complex Riesling from Austria, with layers of ripe yellow peaches, fresh limes and a zesty core. It is tight and elegant with round juicy fruit and a lingering finish. This wine is at its peak from 2009 - 2012.
The Loimer winery has 45 hectares of vineyards in the Kamptal region of Austria. In 2005, the winery changed to biodynamic wine-growing. Beginning with the 2009 harvest, the winery is certified according to "Respect – Bio-dynamically Inspired Quality"; member of the Österreichischen Traditionsweingüter,Austrian traditional wineries.
loved this wine (as well) - course apples do it for me. Lots of stoniness that sorta grounds the wine a bit. nice wine.
Fooled into thinking off-dry at first but, no, its crisp acid keeps the floral fruit in kilter. Layers and layers of complexity: kerosene, tobacco, minerals. Endlessly entertaining.
peach, apricot, minerality, lingering, good acid structure, balanced
I first had the pleasure of sampling this outstanding wine at an Austrian wine event I attended in New York. Although I'd tasted over 30 wines that day, this Riesling, from the Kemptal region of Austria, stood out from the pack and I was thrilled to find it readily available at several stores in my area. The nose of the 2007 Loimer Riesling is of ripe apple and juicy peach. Peach turns to pear and ripe apple to baked apple on the palate. This wine is concentrated, luscious and rich with spicy undertones. The finish is long with mineral notes and nice acidity.