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2017 Loimer Niederosterreich Lois Gruner Veltliner

2017 Loimer Niederosterreich Lois Gruner Veltliner

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$161.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
Austria
2017
750ml
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$161.94
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
Austria
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • 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.

    Wines intended for immediate enjoyment are vinified in stainless-steel tanks while singlevineyard wines are aged in traditional large barrels and spend an extended time aging on their lees. His philosophy is one of non-intervention and patience. “If we have one helping hand in the cellar,” says Fred, “it’s time.”

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 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. It is intended as an easy-to-enjoy, fresh-tasting style of Grüner Veltliner produced from contracted growers in Lower Austria. Beginning with the 2017 vintage, Lois Grüner Veltliner is certified as “Made with Organic Grapes.”

    100% Grüner Veltliner
    Cold maceration on skin up to four hours, before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
    Left for four months in tank before bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Aromas of crisp, fresh apples, backed by the typical "veltlinerische“ spiciness. The palate is clear, elegant, supported by a surprisingly harmonious acidity. The Grüner Veltliner Lois is suitable as a worthy aperitif or as a companion for crisp salads and seafood.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Fred Loimer started working with his father Alfred in 1988 after completing his studies at Klosterneuburg with stints at Germany’s Nahe and Walter Schug winery in California. Fred took full control of his family’s estate in 1997 and purchased the cellar of the Haindorf Castle on the outskirts of Langenlois. He then constructed a hyper-modern black cube on top of the old cellar symbolizing his aesthetic for modern elegance. Fred began practicing biodynamics in 2006 and is a founding member of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. His wines are among the very best examples of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling in the Kamptal. Fred made a name for himself in the late 1990s producing incredibly rich and exotic wines using stainless-steel tanks and small barrels for vinification. His ideas about winemaking began to evolve in 1999 when he returned to traditional large wooden casks and sought to produce balanced wines with greater terroir expression. Fred now believes that more sediment during vinification results in better spontaneous fermentation and the resulting wines have a greater potential for long aging. Single-vineyard wines are aged in 2500-liter acacia barrels and spend extended time on their lees. His philosophy is one of non-intervention and patience. “If we have one helping hand in the cellar,” says Fred, “it’s time.” They farm vineyards in three separate areas: Kamptal, Gumpoldskirchen and Niederosterreich. All of these are treated organically and biodynamically.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST


    Notes of juicy green pear characterize the nose. The palate is less defined when it comes to fruit but is easy, fluid, fresh and very light. This is almost translucent in flavor and has a dry finish.