Grüner Veltliner Langenlois Kamptal DAC 2015
Varietal: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Residual sugar: 1.5 g/L (dry)
Total acidity: 6.3 g/L
The grapes for this wine come from fine, old vineyards around Langenlois and nearby areas such as Zöbing, Gobels-burg, Schiltern and Mollands. Both young and old vines for the wine grow mainly in loess (80%). The rest (20%) are nurtured in weathered gneiss soils.
The grapes were hand harvested during the first two weeks of October, and placed in small crates. After a short maceration, grapes underwent fermentation in steel tanks – partly spontaneous, partly controlled. At the end of January, the freshly fermented wine was drawn off and then further matured on the lees until bottling.
Intense aroma of fruit and blossoms, fresh and spicy, at the same time complex and round, mouth-filling, with lively acidity. Very drinkable by its fine and juicy fruit. Its structure makes it a wonderful representative of a Grüner Veltliner from the Kamptal region.
The 2015 hasn’t yet been reviewed, but the 2014 received the review below:
“Rich and minerally-tasting, with an intense purity to the gooseberry, white plum and raspberry flavors. Snappy acidity and plenty of savory notes flood the finish. Drink now through 2020.” 92 pts (Kim Marcus, winespectator.com, Dec.15, 2015)
“Yeast, lovage and yellow pear unite in an ultrasavory Grüner that honors the variety’s nickname of pfefferl—the peppery one. The flavor base rests on green pear and fresh lemon, but the spice ratchets everything up a notch, and the lovely pepper lingers. Incredibly appetizing, this wine calls for light, savory dishes.” - 91 pts (Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl, MW, July 1, 2015)
$27.06 retail per bottle.
Available by the case through the LCBO Speciality Services (Consignment). Please call or email usto place your order. LCBO #211507.