Loimer Terrassen Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2009
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. Light lemon yellow with hints of gold in colour, this is a classic dry Grüner Veltliner, with fine, juicy fruit characters, blending spicy, peppery and herbal notes with a lemony, mineral character. Long, sweet/sour finish.