Loimer, Kamptal Gruner Veltliner, 2021
Region: Kamptal, Lower Austria, Austria
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Gruner Veltliner
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan, organic
This wine is a vibrant yellow in colour. Aromas of yellow apple, pineapple and marigolds fill the nose with gentle hints of white pepper. The palate is structured and precise with notes of lemon jelly, dried apple, pear pulp and juicy oranges, balanced by refreshing acidity and some saltiness. The finish is citrusy, long and robust.
Situated 200 to 400 metres above sea level, the climate of the Kamp Valley is characterised by cool nights and warm days, with a long, sunny autumn. The high summer temperatures are mitigated by the River Danube and the Waldviertel (forested area). The long growing season and the difference in temperature between night and day gives the grapes a chance to reach full ripeness and develop fine perfumes and flavours. The grapes for this wine are grown in fine, old vineyards around Langenlois and nearby areas, at a density of 2,500-5,000 vines per hectare. 80% of the vines are grown in loess soils and the remaining 20% in weathered gneiss soil, and are guyot trained.
The Loimer estate vineyards lie around Langenlois in the cool yet sunny Kamptal area to the north-west of Vienna. Divided into 100 parcels and planted on seven different soil types, the 85 hectares of vineyard offer huge potential for great complexity in the wines, while their high altitude and south/south-east-facing aspects encourage the development of aromatic compounds in the grapes. The conversion to biodynamic viticulture began in 2006, resulting in official Respekt certification for all estate wines.