Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner 2016
Leading Austrian producer of Gruner Veltliner
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Fred Loimer’s wines are among the very best examples of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling in Austria. He began practicing biodynamics in 2006 and is a founding member of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture. His estate near the village of Langenlois in the Kamptal region includes several prestigious single-vineyards and his winery is a model of modern efficiency.
Lois (rhyming with “choice”) is named after the village of Langenlois and was one of the first high-quality examples of Grüner Veltliner to be exported to international markets in 1999. Grüner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria and produces a dry white wine with savoury aromas, spicy flavours, and bright acidity.
Grüner Veltliner’s bright acidity and savoury character make it an ideal partner to mildly spiced Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese dishes. Fish and shellfish are accented by Grüner Veltliner’s citrus and mineral profile while its acidity cuts the richness of pork or ham. It can also work a treat with foods that are difficult to match such as bitter greens and asparagus
Notes from the winemaker:
2016 started with a mild winter leading to some late frosts. The late spring and the summer months were characterised by a sultry climate with a lot of rainfall and few heat periods. Biologically working winemakers were therefore extremely eager to achieve a proper canopy management. The unusually warm, sunny and dry September finally led to a satisfying finish with excellent maturity of the grapes. The cooler nights at the end of the month induced an optimal development of the aroma. Healthy grapes with moderate sugar content produced clear, medium-bodied wines with beautiful varietal and regional typicity.
The grapes spent 2-4 weeks on cultured yeast in stainless steel tanks and on fine lees for 4 months.
Aromas of crisp, fresh Topaz apples, backed by the typical “veltlinerische” spiciness. Lovely depth of fruit, brightness and balance on the palate. This is delicious example of this fine variety. 12% alc.
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