Loimer Kamptal 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 clean and very fresh on the nose, with aromas of lime, green apple and apricot. Delicate, juicy fruit on the palate balances a mineral freshness characteristic of good Riesling.
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.
my first non-gruner Austrian wine. I gotta say that this wine is way out of my league. I get great acidity and minerality but my palate is not developed enough to fuly appreciate this. I am sure that wine nerds will go crazy for this as it has rich complexity, but I have been stopped dead in my tracks at this point in my tasting life and must simply bow down to this deep monster.
Green fruits on the nose, and crisp refreshing acidity balanced by a subtle sweetness. A lovely aperitif.
One of the best Rieslings I've tasted in a while !
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