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.
“Pear and savory soy notes take turns to shine. The palate is invigorated by a zesty lime freshness and has a slight touch of fizz. The herbal soy spice adds even more interest to this refreshing, clean-cut wine.” - 90 pts (Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2016)
“Crafted in the lean and pure, sharply-chiselled Loimer style, this generous 2015 delivers on multiple levels. There’s ample ripe citrus and peach-apricot orchard fruit, yet also a refreshing herbal note and sizzling underlying acids. Great length, too. A very fine example, especially at this price. And to think we’re still at the entry-level here from Loimer. Tasted February 2017.Value Rating: ***” - 90 pts (John Szabo, MS, WineAlign.com, Feb 2017)
”Loimer’s Langenlois just carries that uncanny ability to express grüner veltliner in its purest and clearest form. Bright, vibrant and yet fully felt of fine texture, this is exactly what I want to see in grüner. There is no doubt that 2015 will be a defining vintage and should you have the inkling to enter the varietal market, I can’t think of a better place to start. Do it right here with a gift from Fred Loimer aboard the Langenlois citrus express. Drink 2017-2020. Tasted February 2017.” - 90 pts (Michael Godel, WineAlign.com, Feb 2017)
”A fresh and upbeat grüner with great varietal character offering notes of almond powder, ginger and white pepper. Pear, green apple and passion fruit are playful on the palate that tingles with crisp acidity. Clean and well-defined, sophisticated and appealing. Recommended. Tasted February 2017.” - 90 pts (Sara d’Amato, WineAlign.com, Feb 2017)
$21.95 retail per bottle.
Available by the bottle through LCBO VINTAGES as part of their March 4, 2017 release. Click HERE to find out where to find it. LCBO #142240.